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This summer I bought 2 adapters from Bosch to allow me to use my existing PC bushing set which I bought 30 years ago and never opened the box. Would I have been smarter to use Bosch bushing set.
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This summer I bought 2 adapters from Bosch to allow me to use my existing PC bushing set which I bought 30 years ago and never opened the box. Would I have been smarter to use Bosch bushing set.
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I have no problems with mine.

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Using a couple of old Craftsman routers & a Bosch 1617EVSPK & a Dewalt DWP611PK Routers in SW Louisiana.
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Seems PC/DW collars, in spite of their shortcomings, are the defacto industry standard. Since you have them, try them, might be the answer and the cheapest way.
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I am using Harbor Freight knockoffs of the Porter Cable style bushings with my Bosch. The first adapter screws to the housing. The second adapter snaps into place and is held there by the first one.

The bushings are then inserted and locked down with the tightening ring. I haven't noticed any play in the setup.

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I have both the Bosch PC bushing adaptor and the Bosch bushings for my Bosch router. Both work well.
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I have this on one of my plunge bases for my 1617 router. Works great, and stays centered.

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I have used this board I bought at Rockler, with PC type bushings and is perfect.

Did not find this board again at Rockler.
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Seems PC/DW collars, in spite of their shortcomings, are the defacto industry standard........................................
Yep. Even my router uses them.


Just remember what my father always said, " Half the people in this world are below average!", and everything in life will make a hellova lot more sense.
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