RA1617EVS meets Kempston 99000 - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: fern
Posts: 3
 
Question RA1617EVS meets Kempston 99000

Bosch RA1617EVS meets Kempston 99000

Hello everyone. I am new to this forum/forums in general.
I am hoping to find answers to my most recent dilemma.
I am beginning to use my new Bosch 1617 router and I know that it probably would have been simpler to stick with their product line but, after considerable research, I would like to order the favourably reviewed Kempston 99000 10 pc, template guide set.
MY QUESTION IS:
I see that it does have a base plate adapter included in the kit and I'm wondering if that adapter can sub for the RA 1126 quick change template guide adaptor and Ra 1100 threaded template adapter (which I already have, but not the 1126). It appears that one can bark up a few wrong trees when trying to mary these tools.
I would appreciate some feedback on this specific issue.Thanks.
fernwood is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 12:10 AM
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

Thumbs down on the Kempston set because it has different length collars. A similar set like the one from Woodcraft or Lee Valley that has all the collars a uniform height of .240" is a better choice. The Kempston kit is just a universal kit sold by many companies and the adapter will not work with your 1617. Just so you know using the quick release adapter with the RA1100 PC style guide bushing adapter lets you change your guide bushings much easier and faster since a flip of the lever removes it from the router. This makes it very easy to remove the locking ring.

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  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 01:03 AM
Official Greeter
 
jw2170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 18,230
 
Send a message via Skype™ to jw2170
Default

G'day Fern. Welcome to the forum.

James
Sydney, Australia
.

I don't mind if other members disagree with my comments.
I don't profess to know everything, and I may learn something new.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."




jw2170 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 11:05 AM
Forum Contributor
 
DesertRatTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 16,352
 
Default

The RA 1126 adapter is a must. Nothing wrong with Bosch's template set either--the bayonet mount is very convenient. I also like the Bosch dust collection port which fits perfectly with the adapter. Nice to clear that dust out as you go. Your two Bosch adapters will also let you use the Porter Cable template set. I'm coming to the point where I'm buying only within the system I choose. All that mixing and matching (and mismatching) wastes bucks.
DesertRatTom is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: fern
Posts: 3
 
Default

Thank you Mike.I do appreciate feedback from someone who knows his stuff.
I cancelled my order for the 99000.
fernwood is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: fern
Posts: 3
 
Default

Thank you as well Tom for your good advice.
Because my shop is warm when fired up and very cold or humid when not, I thought templates guides,if not used regularly, would withstand the condensation better if they were made of brass. Is the RA 1100 only used if one chooses to use another brand of template guides? I suspect the Bosch guides just pop in and out of RA 1126 ??
fernwood is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 02:24 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi

That's good now you can buy the HF ones for only 15.oo bucks,the longer one do come in handy you can always cut them down if needed but it's best to use 1/2" thick MDF for your templates they will last last and don't flex...I must have about 200 of the brass guides..

9 Piece Router Template Guide Set

-----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by fernwood View Post
Thank you Mike.I do appreciate feedback from someone who knows his stuff.
I cancelled my order for the 99000.



"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097



Last edited by bobj3; 12-11-2012 at 02:27 PM.
bobj3 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



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