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07-15-2007 09:16 PM
wil141 Thanks Corey, that info will be real helpful. Maybe one of these days I'll be able to return the favor for someone else.

07-15-2007 08:14 PM
challagan In addition here is some other info to read up on Woodpecker! Many ways to use them.
Guide bushings and Template Forum:

Also check out the posts and info from member Harrysin!

A video using guide bushing to rout a hinge mortise:

Making router inlays with a inlay guide bushing set:

Video from Woodsmith:

The Milescraft Spirocrafter with Plastic Bushings ( you can use regular ones too)

Hope this helps giving you and idea of just a bit of what bushings can do.

07-15-2007 07:47 PM
wil141 thanks Doug,for leading me to Tom's article. that is going to give so much help.and thanks to you TOM for putting it out there for us to read you guys are the best,thanks for the help.
07-15-2007 07:26 PM
kp91 Template Tom is the resident guide bushing expert, and he has a great little write up at

Templates can be used with or without bushings, just decide before you make the template. I have some templates that I use with pattern bits (bits that have bearings on the top), and others that I use with straight or spiral bits and a template guide.

Read Tom's write-up, and then let us know what other questions we can address.
07-15-2007 07:15 PM

Hey guys, ya'll helped me out quiet a few times since I've been on the forum, hopefully ya'll can give me some more good advice . I've got the Triton 2 1/4 HP and have been using it in my router table with the spring out of it -I've been learning quiet a bit with it in the table but I've never used it as handheld routing. My question is... can someone explain to me how and when to use bushings and do you use a template when using bushings?? If ya'll could give me some good advice I'd appreciate it !


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