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As the title I'm looking for a guide bush for my Freud FT 2000 E router the original has gone missing so a std will do.

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I had one but it sat for years and when I pulled it out to look at it, the ring was locked so tight to the bushing that it wouldn't unscrew. Pliers just wrecked the aluminum so I tossed it. It was pretty bad anyway - wasn't centered in the base - off by about 4 mm. The design is pretty bad as well - only 2 points of contact.

But, the good news is you can make a new sub base out of acrylic or lexan that will that take standard bushings. In the states that means Porter Cable format. Not sure what that is for Eire.

Here is a link to a template that you can use to make the sub base. Though, I just use the one that's on the router.
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I thought I might still have one if they came with the router but if it did I've lost it. The Hitachi is very similar to it for the M12V.

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I had one but it sat for years and when I pulled it out to look at it, the ring was locked so tight to the bushing that it wouldn't unscrew. Pliers just wrecked the aluminum so I tossed it. It was pretty bad anyway - wasn't centered in the base - off by about 4 mm. The design is pretty bad as well - only 2 points of contact.

But, the good news is you can make a new sub base out of acrylic or lexan that will that take standard bushings. In the states that means Porter Cable format. Not sure what that is for Eire.

Here is a link to a template that you can use to make the sub base. Though, I just use the one that's on the router.
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Thanks for the information guys, I would prefer to retain the original base for the additional features it has over the replacement, so I will persevere for a while and see if I can get a guide bush that will fit the original base.

I will check out the bushes for the Hitachi MV12 as a possible alternative.

I dont understand the reference to the FG ruler however, thats probably my lack of knowledge on the subject.

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You don't replace the base, just attach the new one when you need to use bushings.
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Hi phil

My misunderstanding of the base use.

How thick is the material the sub base is made from

How do you fix the bushes to the base ?

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I use 1/4" (actually .233", about 6mm) lexan (polycarbonate) but acrylic would work. The standard Porter Cable style bushings require a 1 3/16" (1 1/4" works) hole and a 1 3/8" rabbit for the retaining nut. I swap bases all the time on my routers. Like I said, I'm not sure how this all works in metric-land.

This should give you a better idea

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By the way, here's one I made out of 1/2" (well, 12mm) plywood. You might recognize the router... I threw it together to make some dados and mortices.
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Thanks for the info Phil, I'm not familiar with that type of bushing as all of the ones I've seen before have been clamped in place with 2 or 3 screws, I'm assuming that one uses a screw on lockring on the back ?

As for the metric I'm well used to switching back and forth to / from imperial as its what I grew up with, I still work things out in feet & inches etc and convert to metric ... lol. I guess its an age thing.

And I like the dado attachment, my Freud was bought by me in 95 so Im reluctant to bin it because its old as it hasn't done a great deal of work compared with some of you guys on here
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