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My buddy doesn’t know squat about routers , and he wants to buy his first . I’m trying to talk him into getting a Bosch 1617 evs , but he says in the reviews that it’s a hassle to install the guide .
I’m assuming he’s talking about the edge guide that has rails that go into the holes of the routers base .
When he reads reviews they complain about needing to turn some screw that no one makes a driver for .
Does anyone have a clue what the heck he’s referring to? He also mentioned removing the base to install the guide , but I’m assuming the base stays on.
As I’m saying , he doesn’t have a clue , and his bible is youtube , but I’m curious as to what this huge problem is he’s referring to regarding this elusive screw ?

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his problem is YT...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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his problem is YT...
I’ve been trying to tell him that for years. Drives me crazy some days. I told him to join here, but he’ll have none of that , as youtube is his bible , and that is that

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I’ve been trying to tell him that for years. Drives me crazy some days. I told him to join here, but he’ll have none of that , as youtube is his bible , and that is that
that's his problem...
you can lead a horse to water.....
we're not gonna change him nor be able to help him...
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He likes the Kool Aid better than water. I don't think I have ever used the edge guide for the 1617 since I got it. No reason to yet, It looks like it has 2 bar positions for the 1617 and the Colt with separate thumb screws.
Not sure if this is what he is talking about, It is a reasonable price for this quality asessory.
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Rick; your buddy is out to lunch. The Bosch edge guide is so easy to use that a kid could figure it out.
Yeh there are four thumbscrews on the shafts, two more hold the shaft to the cast base...no base removal required. In fact I can't even picture why a person would want to(?).
Two of the thumbscrews allow you to move the whole guide assembly in or out for rough location and the other two are for the fine adjustment, which is extremely precise.
Perhaps he shouldn't be allowed near power tools (or anything sharp for that matter... ).
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Rick; your buddy is out to lunch. The Bosch edge guide is so easy to use that a kid could figure it out.
Yeh there are four thumbscrews on the shafts, two more hold the shaft to the cast base...no base removal required. In fact I can't even picture why a person would want to(?).
Two of the thumbscrews allow you to move the whole guide assembly in or out for rough location and the other two are for the fine adjustment, which is extremely precise.
Perhaps he shouldn't be allowed near power tools (or anything sharp for that matter... ).
I agree . He was trying to tell me that I should buy one of these new small plunge saws , as he watched all the reviews on YouTube and the craftsman was up there in the ratings .
Apparently on youtube you can dam near do anything you can with a tablesaw , so he bought one. I told him buy a skil saw at the very least , and not this small hand held piece of junk .
Recently he’s trying to cut some sections of plywood to build shelving,when it catches the plywood and goes flying in the air narrowly missing his fingers .
He took it back and bought a dewalt tablesaw lol. Unfortunately he doesn’t take constructive criticism well
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Well at least Rick, it is a corded tool instead of battery operated.
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I agree . He was trying to tell me that I should buy one of these new small plunge saws , as he watched all the reviews on YouTube and the craftsman was up there in the ratings .
Apparently on youtube you can dam near do anything you can with a tablesaw , so he bought one. I told him buy a skil saw at the very least , and not this small hand held piece of junk .
Recently he’s trying to cut some sections of plywood to build shelving,when it catches the plywood and goes flying in the air narrowly missing his fingers .
He took it back and bought a dewalt tablesaw lol. Unfortunately he doesn’t take constructive criticism well
He stands to get seriously hurt in the long run. Safe operation of a tool - and knowing its limits - the FIRST thing you do with one. Even then, close calls are just around the corner on any ‘new’ experience we might go through. You did your job, let him learn the YT way.

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The beauty of the edge guide/circler cutter is the 2 rods that set distance are standard 3/8 rod. I needed to cut an 8 foot arc. picked up the longer rods i needed at the local blacksmith shop and cut a perfect arc

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