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Default How to mate Bosch 1617EVS to Makita track?

Okay, I'm getting desperate for control and realized that my Makita saw track is the ideal aid, but alas there are NO saw track guides for my Bosch ! I tried the DeWalt kit because of its many adapters, but it is a failure in 3 or 4 different, but critical, ways. We already know that while the Festool and Makita tracks are nearly identical, good 'ole Festertool creates ALL of its jigging kind of add-ons to work only with Festool, so the Fester guide won't work either, and ditto w/ Makita's. So given that the 1617EVS is one of the most common routers and these tracks have been around for years, I'm hoping that someone has solved this conundrum and will help me out.

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Plenty of free plans on-line to make one. Have you considered that?

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I found an adapter on Amazon, but it isn't clear it will work on a Bosch. It comes with two different sizes and spacings of rods to fit into various routers. Check the Amazon site for details on size and spacing.

https://www.amazon.com/Makita-194579...ct_top?ie=UTF8

Personally, I'd rather use a shop made Exact Fit Dado Jig such as the one Mike has posted several times, particularly for dado, grooves and rabbets less than 24 inches long. (see second picture)

My Triton Track saw came with a plate for this purpose and the picture below is the Triton adapter that matches your description. You can take some Makita track to Rockler and trial fit it, but my searches show that Triton and Makita tracks are interchangeable.

Triton TRTA001 Router Track Adapter | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

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Plenty of free plans on-line to make one. Have you considered that?
Well no, I haven't and that is at the heart of this thread question. I searched before posting it, and got no hits here on RouterForums or on YouTube. If you have something in mind, then please share.
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I found an adapter on Amazon, but it isn't clear it will work on a Bosch. It comes with two different sizes and spacings of rods to fit into various routers. Check the Amazon site for details on size and spacing.

https://www.amazon.com/Makita-194579...ct_top?ie=UTF8

Personally, I'd rather use a shop made Exact Fit Dado Jig such as the one Mike has posted several times, particularly for dado, grooves and rabbets less than 24 inches long. (see second picture)

My Triton Track saw came with a plate for this purpose and the picture below is the Triton adapter that matches your description. You can take some Makita track to Rockler and trial fit it, but my searches show that Triton and Makita tracks are interchangeable.

Triton TRTA001 Router Track Adapter | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

Hope this is helpful.
Hey Tom, thanks for the links. I was unaware of the close compatibility of the Triton and Makita tracks, so this item might do the trick.
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Well no, I haven't and that is at the heart of this thread question. I searched before posting it, and got no hits here on RouterForums or on YouTube. If you have something in mind, then please share.
I think Tom has cover everything you need to know.

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Okay, I'm getting desperate for control and realized that my Makita saw track is the ideal aid, but alas there are NO saw track guides for my Bosch ! I tried the DeWalt kit because of its many adapters, but it is a failure in 3 or 4 different, but critical, ways. We already know that while the Festool and Makita tracks are nearly identical, good 'ole Festertool creates ALL of its jigging kind of add-ons to work only with Festool, so the Fester guide won't work either, and ditto w/ Makita's. So given that the 1617EVS is one of the most common routers and these tracks have been around for years, I'm hoping that someone has solved this conundrum and will help me out.

Any suggestions?


TIA,
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Bosch does make track - I own a Bosch track saw - and supposedly there are adapters both for the Bosch jigsaw and the Bosch router(s) to run alongside/on this track.
However, with Bosch making weird decisions about regional availability of their kit .... I don't even know if their tracksaw sells in the US.

In any event, not sure if any of those adapters have been seen in the wild ;-\
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search for bosch part# 2609200143 its a guide rail adapter.
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I did a search on Bosch USA previously, and just now with this specific part #, and it appears that said adapter is not available here in the USA. Bummer.

I have ordered the Triton adapter Tom suggested. It looks promising because it utilizes a sub-base and I can relatively easily and accurately get that connected to my router without any special machine shop tools; i.e., my drill press will suffice.
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If you had gone the route of the Eurekazone.com EZSMART guide rails you could use their Super Smart Router Kit. I don't think it will convert to use on a Makita track, but maybe I can be proven wrong.

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