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Default Guide bushing for Brusso templates

I am considering using Brusso hinges on a few projects and have some questions regarding the use of their installation templates.

I believe that their templates are made of 1/8" brass.

The instructions contain the following:

shorten the bushing to protrude from the bottom of the router base by slightly less than 1/8"

Since none of my bushings are that short,

should I buy a new bushing and modify it as per the instructions or

could I just make a spacer (of maybe MDF and the size of the router base) to go over the standard bushing and of a thickness to achieve the same result.

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That should work, Bob.

You are effectively dropping the guide bushing deeper into the base plate.

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Thanks James
I did not think it would be an issue and being a tight-arse, the spacer is the cheaper way out.
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"I just make a spacer (of maybe MDF and the size of the router base) to go over the standard bushing and of a thickness to achieve the same result."
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I don't think so unless the first ring is = 1/8 or less.
Would definitely get a new ring and grind it down to their specks.
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Hi Pat,

I am familiar with your method, and in fact recommended that method in a recent post.

However, I am not sure why the OP's solution would only work if "the first ring is = 1/8 or less"?

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Longer extension, probably longer than the templet is thick?
In that event, it won't work; it will hit the work.
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Thanks Pat. I re-read the OP and the penny dropped....

If the template is only 1/8", a very short guide bushing will be required...

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So why would a spacer the size of the router base and thick enough to only allow the guide bushing to protrude through it less than the thickness of the template NOT work?
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Most (PC/DW) collars are flanged and sit in the couterbore on the work side of the subbase, example..
As such, a spacer, as you suggest does nothing.
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Pat, If the 'spacer' is between the router base and the work, and only allowing the guide bushing to protrude the required amount, please explain how that would not work.
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