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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-17-2011, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, I'm new at using routers. How do I adapt guide bushings to my Ryobi R163?
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you cant. you have to get an adapter
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I got the same router at home depot the other day thinking I could use it with my rockler dovetail jig. Ryobi does not make a baseplate that will accomodate the bushings. You have to find a universal baseplate adapter. The one I got at Home Depot today was the Ridgid universal baseplate adapter that comes with the bushings. I will update when I use it tonight whether to return it or keep it. MLCS woodworking also has a baseplate replacement for the ryobi. the model number is 9339. this one supposedly replaces the base that is on there now and you can use bushings. That one is on order as well in case the ridgid doesnt work out..
It sucks that ryobi cant make their routers with a baseplate that you can put a guide bushing on so you wont jack up your jig templates. Oh well. There are alternatives..
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Here's a baseplate that will fit most anything and it comes with a set of guide bushings plus an adapter plate for any PC style bushing that may be a special size.
Amazon.com: Milescraft 1211 Base Plate Metal-Nose Bushing Set for Routers: Home Improvement

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There are other routers that have different bushings, and other differences. There are others that like theres a little different! If You make them all the same, the routers would have to agree to sell them all under one name! Some like Chevrolet's Some like Dodge, and still others believe that GMC are the one. Don't put them all in one room together! Mo one would come out whole.. :

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If you look at the Leigh website they do adaptor plates for most makes of routers that will enable the use of inexpensive PC type guide bushes.
See Leigh Industries - Joining Tradition With Today It is a less cumbersome solution to changing the baseplate which, as it is thicker, may introduce depthing problems.

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After looking around on the web, at rockler, at harbor freight I came to the decision to return the ryobi and get the porter cable fixed base router that already has the baseplate on that will accept guide bushings.
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Hi

Take a HARD look at the new Craftsman router for 1/2 the price of the PC,plus it comes with it all..and I mean with it all...
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I just did a google search for guide collars to fit Ryobi laminate trim routers and came across this forum. I can see I'll be spending a lot of time here.
Anyway, the lip hole in my router is almost 1 -9/16" and my PC collars are 1-3/8" so they fall through. I think I'll try getting some plexiglas type plastic and make a few new plates and with the help of a retired machinist friend see if he can make the right sized lip hole. I will keep some of those after market base plates as a back up plan idea.
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