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This is my first appearance on the router forum so this may be a old question. I have a large sign to rout that requires an adapter and bushing. I am unable to keep the bushing from coming loose on the adaptor. If I have to I can epoxy the bushing but then I loose both the ability to change the bushing and the adaptor. Any suggestions? Thanks. I look forward visiting the forum.

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Hi Jim<
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This should help keep the bushing from working loose.

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If you don't have a spring washer just slip a O-Ring under the brass ring nut, it's a 10 cent item from a auto parts store or hardware store..use a thin one you don't need much to hold it in place,but back away from any glue,seal or tape you don't want to screw up a good thing.

But I will say if you want to make it easy every time you use the brass guides or the OP/Lee Valley bigger guides put on a MilesCraft base plate that will let you get you get your hand on the brass ring nut so you can get it tight,many routers have a small opening for your fingers to get into that small hole..

You will see the plate below with two bolts on it, that's so you can use it to put in Morse slots easy with just one plate,it's a simple math thing ..no jig needed.so to speak of..and your slots will be dead on every time.

But don't use a piler on the guide steel or brass it will deform it ,use the tool below to get on the ring nut..you can get this tool from just about any auto parts store..OR just drill a hole in the ring nut to get it tight and use the tool in the picture below, that you can get from just about any hardware store..
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You could try LocTite Thread Sealant (Red) or fingernail polish on the threads before you put the halves together.
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PTFE thread tape works well if your are talking about the Porter Cable style of bushing. It's cheap too
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Thanks for the ideas. I have ordered the spring washer and will try the o-ring idea in the meantime.
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Thanks again to all for the ideas. I have used the "O-ring" idea (a perfect size in a Delta faucet kit) and put on the teflon tape. After about 6 hours of routing everything still tight. I should have the spring washer by Wednesday.
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