I'm cutting 3/4" holes using a template with 1" holes. So, the OD of the guide bushing would be 1".How well can you center the guide? Can you somehow have the bit protruding out of the guide so only the shaft is within it?
Out of curiosity what is the OD of the template guide?
The bigger OD is no problem but, I just got lucky finding it. Only Klingspor had one of all the sellers I found.I knew you would figure it out. That is what I was going to suggest.
Thanks, Theo. That would have been the next thing to try if I hadn't found the bigger one. It's 1 1/32 ID. Just needed it to be big enough to spin a 3/4 bit safely. Not following a pattern so, OD isn't critical.Electric drill, piece of dowel, and emery cloth, should enlarge the hole easily enough.
My thoughts, too. Plus, quicker.A plunge router using a plunge bit makes the cleanest holes.
It definitely will and that's exactly my plan. Thanks.I am new to routers but I saw a video where someone was using a bushing guide and template to drill 1/2" holes with a plunge router. I thought that was amazing. Then he showed using same bushing guide and 1/2" bit to drill 3/4" holes with a 1" template. Would that work for you?