questions about sub bases for use with PC template guides
Last year sometime I got my first set of Porter-Cable style guide bushings. I also bought a new sub-base plate for use with the bushings.
I have since tried a second base plate for two reasons. First, the plate (which was clear acrylic, which I really like) was smaller than the footprint of my router casting. Second, the hole that the guide bushing sits within was too large about about 1/32. Every time I use a bushing or need to re-tighten the nut, I need to use the centering cone. I hate this.
The first base plate was MLCS and the second was from Jasper tools. They were nearly identical.
Question to each of you: do your guide bushings shift around in your base plate? How much slop is there? Perhaps my set of guide bushings are of lesser quality? (they are shop-fox)
I have access to a laser cutter and cnc router. Is it worth it to mill my own plate from 1/4 inch clear plastic? I would mill it so the bushing has NO slop. What do you guys think?
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