Bosch has their own system for mounting guide bushings, which uses a bayonet locking mount. To use the more common PC-type guides (as are included with the dovetail jig), the RA1129 adapter is needed to use with the regular Bosch base plate. Alternatively, you could buy an aftermarket base plate (such as from Rockler) that will accept the bushings without an adapter. Good luck!I think the dovetail jig comes with those adapters. At least I hope they come with. I’ll have another look. Happy Holidays!
Thank you! Amazon actually sells the adapter alongside the PC dovetail jig.Bosch has their own system for mounting guide bushings, which uses a bayonet locking mount. To use the more common PC-type guides (as are included with the dovetail jig), the RA1129 adapter is needed to use with the regular Bosch base plate. Alternatively, you could buy an aftermarket base plate (such as from Rockler) that will accept the bushings without an adapter. Good luck!
I bought this very router because I consider dust collection very important. Also I almost find it’s like comparing a spindle to a router noise wise . The things so quiet compared to other routers that I get concerned it’s not getting very high rpm’s .You could drink the magic Kool Aid and spring for an OF 1400 Festool. It should last a lifetime for a hobbyist. It also has a myriad of special function accessories available and featuresc compatibility with Festool and several other brands of track-saw tracks. The biggest benefit is the awesome dust collection from one of the most dust producing tools in the shop or that matter living room or kitchen. I own Porter Cable, Dewalt, Hitachi, Bosch, Elu, and Festool routers. My Festool OF1400 is my go-to router for many reasons. If not buying Festool, I’d go with the Dewalt with fixed and plunge bases. Five years ago I would have said Bosch but in most locations it’s easier to get service and parts for Dewalt and Dewalt seems to be delivering superior quality these days. The 3 year warranty is a good feature too. Keep your body part ps away from the sharp spinning gadgets!
I had to buy a new plate as the Bosch was not centered. Bought from routerman for accurate dovetails..So I have been using the Dewalt router, and I must admit I am not very happy with it for a couple of reasons.
1. The base plate isn’t centered approximately.
2. They don’t include a centering tool (an additional 15.00 on Amazon)
3. The screws to the base plate doesn’t allow for movement (if I can even get them loose)
4. Depth adjustment is difficult at best and down right frustrating.
5. The instructions are poor and require flipping back and forth to understand what “lever c” is.
thinking I may do the 90 day no questions asked return and find something else.
I am attempting to learn dovetails and not having the bit centered in the bushing is detrimental to learning the joint.
Thanks for listening!
There easy once you understand the whys...A centering pin should do the job. But, it looks like Rebelwork's plate is threaded for a conventional bushing size. I found a set with the quarter inch bushing somewhere a long time ago. Nice to have the shorter tube on the bushing.
I don't use the PorterCable type jig for dovetails. So I just use the bearing on the bit to ride on the comb of my Katy jig. Same with the Incra as well. I watched an accomplished woodworker spend an hour on a demo of the PC type and never get a joint that fit. Much easier on the type where you move the wood over a fixed router than the other way around.
Maybe the newer routers allow you to adjust the base. Mine dont..How true you are Joe! I already am thinking a second router for through dovetails, or at least a motor for the plunge base I already have. Did get my PC dovetail jig to do what I purchased it for. I figured out three things. One, quality of wood makes a huge difference. Two, the base router plate does have play on it to adjust. Three, Dewalt should have included the centering cone in a 200.00 router.
take care and I will put finished pictures when it’s completed.
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