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Default Hi I am Herb from Renton , WA and new to this forum

I am a router guy,I love routers. I use them for tmplate routing,router table ,free hand , edge trimming ,I don't think that there is anything I have built in the past that didn't have some router work done to it.
I just bought a Skill 1830 dual base router and I am impressed with it so far. It has all kinds of features and seems to be solidly built. The one thing that baffles the dickens out of me is that there was no guide bushing plate that came with it.
So I started to look for one online and finally found one listed on Amazon for $2.20, I was estatic,until I saw the shipping of $9.90. Wow you could put it in an envelope and put a stamp on it and mail it. Before I pay that much I will just forget about template outing with this machine.
I am glad to be a member of your fine forum and hope to gain a lot of knowledge from you giys. Thanks for letting me join.
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Hello Herb! Welcome to the forum. How large is the opening in the bace plate? I have not looked at that router, so I would hate to answer. I know that My Ryobi had a larger opening and a bit of a flat space, I milled a piece of aluminum to fit in the opening which I could put a collar and nut. There are plastic bace plates that have different collars and would work for You, I think! Thanks for joining the forum, and You will find the answer that You need here!

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Hello Herb! Welcome to the forum. How large is the opening in the bace plate? I have not looked at that router, so I would hate to answer. I know that My Ryobi had a larger opening and a bit of a flat space, I milled a piece of aluminum to fit in the opening which I could put a collar and nut. There are plastic bace plates that have different collars and would work for You, I think! Thanks for joining the forum, and You will find the answer that You need here!
Thanks ,Howard, it measures 2.0" in diam. and has two holes on each side for tabs on the bushing. If I could get one fitted for the PC bushings,I would be happy,that way all my bushings will he same. I could do the same as you did though and make one to fit. Did yours just sit flat on the top side of the baseplate or did it flush out with the bottom?
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Hey, thanks guys for the nice welcoming to your forum. I think I am going to like it here.

A little bit about myself. I am a retired construction Supt. for a local large Const. company, and to while my retirement away ,I do wood working. You know, building small household furniture items like jewelry boxes,cutting boards ,small ,tables,TVstands ,bookcases, dressers,some hand tools shop cabinetes,stuff like that .
I made a couple of queen ann style hiboys recently. That is about the most complicated project so far.

I look forward to reading the posts on here and gaining some new knowledge and techniques.
Look forward to meeting you guys.
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