Metric PC guide bushes available from Axminster in UK - Router Forums
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Mike
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-19-2015, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Glenn
Posts: 2
 
Thumbs up Metric PC guide bushes available from Axminster in UK

Hey folks, this is my first post here.

I just found a few threads about metric PC guide bushes which are all from at least a few years ago, with no new ones as far as I can see.

After searching the UK web for a couple of days for some PC-style guide bushes to fit my Bosch POF1400 ACE, with the RA1100 adapter I've also just bought for it on eBay (nobody sells it directly here in UK, and Amazon US & CAN won't ship outside their borders, grrr!), I found that Axminster Tools here in the UK make & sell their own PC-style metric threaded guide bush set (under their UJK Technology brand).

The set includes 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24 & 30mm guide bushes plus a locking ring, all in a nice looking storage case, with a full dimensional drawing in the lid for each guide.



I can't link the URL directly but it's here:
http://www.axminster.co.uk/ujk-technology-metric-threaded-guidebush-set

It's 31.96 inc. VAT plus 1 for postage to me in London, so I'll update back here once I've received it in a few days.

They do also post worldwide but you'd need to enquire as to the rates outside the EU.
grndkntrl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-19-2015, 08:56 PM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 14,859
 
Default

Thanks and welcome to the forum. Some of the members may be interested in them although they are just a bit pricey for here at around $50 Canadian compared to the imperial sized ones available to us.

When you get a chance why not finish filling out your profile at least so we have a name to refer to by.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is online now  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-19-2015, 10:44 PM
Retired Moderator
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 11,921
 
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike
Default

I tried for years to get metric guide bushings available in the US. I sent the specifications to a company in China who wanted my business and they sent me metric guide bushings that promptly went into my recycle bin. All the dimensions were off, look at the coarse thread they used "because they had the tooling handy" instead of what I specified.

None of the companies who have metric guide bushings available elsewhere would bring them to the US.(Bosch, Hitachi, Makita...) Trend sells their UniBase in the US along with SAE(Imperial) guide bushings. I talked to Trend in the UK and they shipped me their metric even and odd sized sets in heavy duty plastic as well as a steel 50 mm. I already had the Trend PC adapter from my T4 router. Then a package arrived from Harry with a very nice set he built for my Makita.

It only took one phone call to Whiteside to get metric bits. They already built 6 and 10 mm bits to send overseas; Todd custom ground a 1/2" bit down to 12 mm for me. This set is now available world wide as the 460 bit set.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	MGB prototypes.jpg
Views:	269
Size:	41.4 KB
ID:	151425  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Unibase.jpg
Views:	238
Size:	42.6 KB
ID:	151433  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Trend bushings.jpg
Views:	220
Size:	32.9 KB
ID:	151441  

Click image for larger version

Name:	006.jpg
Views:	336
Size:	48.2 KB
ID:	151449  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Makita GB.jpg
Views:	859
Size:	51.4 KB
ID:	151457  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Whiteside set 460.JPG
Views:	157
Size:	284.5 KB
ID:	151465  

furboo likes this.

Mike
"Living in the D" (this means Detroit!)
"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"
Mike is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 06:55 PM
Registered User
 
furboo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Country: United States
First Name: Rob
Posts: 544
 
Default

I bought a Incra LS Positioner fence a few months ago, and I seriously considered going with the metric version. But the lack of selection of metric bits in the U.S. scared me off. It's pathetic. I'm glad you're pushing on this issue, Mike!

-Rob
furboo is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 08:14 PM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 14,859
 
Default

Onsrud in Illinois sells lots of metric sized bits. Google Onsrudcutter2010 first. Their bits are excellent quality.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is online now  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 09:31 PM
Registered User
 
furboo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Country: United States
First Name: Rob
Posts: 544
 
Default

Thanks Chuck. Maybe you put int the wrong link? It's to a drill bit on amazon, albeit metric. For Onsrudcutter2010, I found their eBay store front, which lists 9 bits, the metric being 3mm and 6mm straight bits. I did find their company website. Using their search, I found some other straight bits and a single "1/2" (I assume inch) dovetail bit, with no angle specified. But I had a difficult time navigating their site...lot's of javascript crashes, maybe because I'm using a Mac.

If you have another link with more metric bits, I'd love to see it!

Thanks,
-Rob
furboo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Triton guide bushes...... jw2170 Guide Bushings and Templates 17 05-13-2015 12:15 AM
Metric guide bushes for P-C Phil P Guide Bushings and Templates 13 04-04-2013 03:50 PM
Metric bits and guide bushings Mike The Voting Booth 29 05-09-2012 09:08 AM
guide bushes Allejo Jigs and Fixtures 21 11-16-2011 05:06 AM
Two Piece Metric Porter Cable Style Guide Bushes Chop'n'Join Guide Bushings and Templates 12 05-16-2008 09:34 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome