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Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set With Inlay Bushing and Bit

Item #
58827
Rating:
80% of 100

Everything you need to rout perfect-fitting butterfly keys (also known as Bow-Ties or Dutchmen) for decoration or joint reinforcement! The four-piece inlay template set contains 4" x 6" clear acrylic inserts with patterns for seven different size inlays.


Features:
  • Each insert features horizontally and vertically centered guidelines for simple and accurate positioning
  • Finished inlays range in size from 1" W x 1-5/8" H to 4-1/2" W x 5-3/4" H
  • The Inlay Bushing and Bit Set allows you to rout both the inlay piece and the recess for the inlay with the same template
  • Includes a two-piece Template Guide Bushing, a 9/16" diameter Removable Collar and a 1/8" diameter spiral up-cut bit (1/4" shank)
  • It is strongly recommended that a plunge router be used for routing inlays.
(4) Butterfly Key Inlay Templates
(1) Inlay Bushing and Bit with Removable Collar
More Information
Weight 0.7000
Tech Spec
  • Template Dimensions: 4" x 6"
  • Material: Clear Acrylic
  • Rout the recess in the main workpiece with the Removable Collar installed, then take it off to rout the inlay piece
  • The Guide Bushing fits router baseplates with a 1-3/16" diameter stepped center hole designed for two-piece guide bushings
Technical Documents
  • How to Make Butterfly Key Inlays
  • Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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    Butterfly Key Inlays
    Yes I would recommend this product to a friend. I bought. This set because I wanted to try my hand at doing some inlays and this seemed to be ideal for first time users. I was Not disappointed. Follow the directions and you will do fine.

    I chose to cut out as many inlays as possible out of a single piece of wood by cutting them out on both sides of the 3/4” stock, then ripping down the middle. I used blue tape on the face then my planner to cut Dow the backs until the bow ties were loose. The blue tape kept the bow ties from bouncing around inside the cut out once they were free.

    Reset your bit and cut out the hole for your inlay. Follow the directions or your bow ties won’t fit your hole! T
    September 10, 2019
    Purchased
    4 weeks ago
    Good deal.
    July 5, 2019
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Worked great
    I had read some of the reviews about this set and about the bit where some had complained about the bit breaking. I have made over 100 butterflies and the holes they go in, and I am still on the bit that Rockler sent out in this set. I did order extra 1/8” bits but I have yet used one of them. I would suggest the larger plate option and I think they should give us the option to include that with this set.
    May 6, 2019
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Thank you very much! The parcel arrived quickly, the quality is excellent!
    March 29, 2019
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
    Great tool kit
    The jig worked perfectly and the piece cut out was so tight it had to be sanded slightly to fit in.
    All the sizes worked perfectly
    One in on out
    Installed
    February 15, 2019
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Worked perfect
    November 4, 2018
    Purchased
    11 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Great product!
    Easy to use! Quick delivery!
    Love it, thanks rockler!
    Love it, thanks rockler!
    March 28, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Well made easy to use. Fit was perfect. Saves a lot of time
    March 19, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Very easy to use on the first try. I was very impressed with the quality and the easy to follow written instructions.
    January 17, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Does the job.
    Works well. Alignment lines rub off almost immediately. Easy set up when using a good quality double stick tape.
    December 25, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rockler Store
    I want to try adding these inlays to some work, and these appear to be easy to use.
    Jacob O on Jul 3, 2019
    To give breadboard ends on my current project something out of the ordinary.
    blake t on Jun 2, 2019
    I want to try adding these inlays to some work, and these appear to be easy to use.
    Jacob O on Jul 3, 2019
    I am working on a walnut slab table that will need butterfly keys. This looked like the perfect solution to my problem,
    Tom on Jun 17, 2019
    To give breadboard ends on my current project something out of the ordinary.
    blake t on Jun 2, 2019
    Make splits look like you meant it!
    Erik S on Apr 5, 2019
    looks like it will make easy inlays.
    Alton W on Mar 28, 2019
    Need to splice, but wanted it to be decorative. Perfect solution.
    John K on Mar 26, 2019
    Have a need for it in future
    ALLAN V on Mar 23, 2019
    Fix cracked lumber
    Alan on Mar 13, 2019
    For using on split wood for added strength
    TOM B on Mar 11, 2019
    Price
    James L on Mar 11, 2019
    it was finally on sale!
    Dean K on Mar 10, 2019
    Cost savings and quality.
    C A on Mar 10, 2019
    New project, have not tried this technique yet and I have a large live edge slab.
    Jim D on Mar 5, 2019
    I've shopped at your stores for many years and you generally have good products.
    Bob G on Mar 4, 2019
    Always on time.
    David H on Feb 23, 2019
    Have cracked area I want to join. Wanted to try butterfly as I think it looks good
    STAN S on Feb 11, 2019
    I need it.
    Eric M on Feb 3, 2019
    going to find slabs to work on and also add design flair to pieces.
    Michael M on Dec 31, 2018
    My wife likes the look of the inserts.
    J O on Dec 15, 2018
    Price
    Roger N on Nov 26, 2018
    Highly recommended in woodworking forums
    Brian R on Oct 30, 2018
    I have a few dining room tables to build and need to add a little rustic touch to them.
    Rod B on Sep 11, 2018
    friend has one, loves it
    rick b on Aug 9, 2018
    More for the decorative flair than the practical application. Curious to see how it works.
    Mike H on Mar 25, 2018
    Used this product before with good results.
    David S on Mar 7, 2018
    Built a custom live-edge walnut coffee table and want to keep the pieces from separating down the center.
    Thomas B on Jan 16, 2018
    need this for a table i am makeing
    banker c on Dec 30, 2017
    I am helping my guy build a desk and we are doing some butterfly inlays. We did some research and looks like this might be the way to go. We want to make 4 different sizes in one desktop.
    Vickie L on Dec 26, 2017
    I need this for future projects
    MIKE M on Dec 15, 2017
    Need it for live edge tabletops
    Diane L on Nov 27, 2017
    Lost my old inlay bit set, need butterfly inlays and thought I'd get this kit.
    George M on Nov 22, 2017
    It got good reviews.
    Rick A on Aug 25, 2017
    Only one I could find on the net
    Daniel A on Aug 4, 2017
    Working with very high-end wood, you cannot afford mistakes.
    Christopher M on May 26, 2017
    This looks like a nice beginners set for learning about inlays, something I have wanted to try.
    David D on Apr 4, 2017
    Needed
    Paul H on Feb 4, 2017
    I want to make Dutchman wood repairs in a salvaged door.
    David S on Nov 28, 2016
    It will come in handy. I usually make them by hand.
    Alan R on Nov 25, 2016
    It is a comprehensive kit - everything I need to get started for a single price. There is no guess work here or multi-sourcing components.
    logan l on Oct 14, 2016
    Trying to hold together a huge slab of cherry for a bar top
    Barry G on Oct 4, 2016
    The butterfly inlays always look so good! Had to try it. Hoping to use for both aesthetic and structural purposes.
    John V on Sep 27, 2016
    Now working with reclaimed wood, will need for repairs.
    Dennis D on Sep 16, 2016
    For decorating bandsaw boxes
    Laura R on Sep 8, 2016
    I wanted it
    hardy h on Aug 10, 2016
    I have some nice walnut slabs that I want to join together, I think maple butterflies will look really good.
    Zeke H on Mar 13, 2016
    It looks easy to use.
    Sonny S on Feb 6, 2016
    Have this
    Richard H on Nov 30, 2015
    working with antique wood that has nail holes in it and defects
    Joseph A on Oct 29, 2015
    I have a large slab of wood that has a crack almost the whole length of the slab and I want to make a table top with it and I hope this will help keep it together
    David R on Sep 3, 2015
    If you don't already have the bit and bushing, this kit has good value. Similar inlay templates only are 75% of this kit cost.
    Louis S on Aug 31, 2015
    I am working on a walnut slab table that will need butterfly keys. This looked like the perfect solution to my problem,
    Tom on Jun 17, 2019
    Make splits look like you meant it!
    Erik S on Apr 5, 2019
    I have a Bosch 1617EVSPK Router will this fit that router without any additional parts?
    Mike V on Oct 31, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: bosch requires an adapter to use the brass fittings
    When buying the Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set With Inlay Bushing and Bit is it imperative that I also buy the Rockler Inlay System?
    Fóz M on Nov 22, 2018
    Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set With Inlay Bushing and Bit
    Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set With Inlay Bushing and Bit
    Rockler Inlay System
    Rockler Inlay System
    Are there any instructions or video on how to correctly use this product?
    eric b on Aug 11, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: There are several instructional videos on Y-Tube that show how to use the butterfly keys. I recommend practicing on scrap first
    Works it with the Bosch POF1400 Router?
    CrysLate on Oct 21, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I use Porter Cable Routers (895 and 690) with absolutely great results. Sorry, but not familiar with Bosch routers.
    I've used this template with great success many times. Today I made butterflies in two different sizes and both are a loose fit. Any ideas what may be causing this?
    Gary C on Aug 18, 2017
    How are the templates held in place? Looks like clamping the template would hinder the travel of the router's base.
    Glenn K on Sep 24, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: You use double sided tape on the underside of the template to stick to the wood. Make sure the wood is clean and free of dust etc so the tape adheres well. Available at most hardware stores or rite aid type stores/office stores. Make sure to replace the tape for each cut or it will move on you. It is easy to remove and replace.
    How is the template secured to the work piece?
    Steve M on Apr 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I have not used it yet. I plan to use double sided sticky tape when I do use it and home built template that the template fits inside of it that is the same thickness.
    will the inlay bushing fit in a freud 2000e router ?
    Wayne H on Jan 13, 2019
    will it work on a dewalt small plunge router?
    Bruce W on Sep 11, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: I believe so. The key (Pun intended) I found is don’t rush the cut and keep the bit clean and sharp. I have used it on over 50 inlays with very satisfactory results. A couple of splinters in hardwoods.
    Can I fit this to a m12ve hitachi router...?
    Mike M on Jun 26, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: I have a larger Hitachi plunge router and it worked fine. A smaller router, like the one you have, is actually better in that it gives you more control. Keep in mind, it is just the bit and collar that goes into the router. The templates go on the workpiece with double-sided tape.
    How thick is the template?
    TRP-WW on Dec 30, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The plexiglass templates are about 1/8" thick. They work well. I used 3 different sizes on a live edge slab of maple and it is beautiful.
    I have a very old Bosch plunge router,will it fit on it or how could I find out?
    Anita T on Dec 19, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: HI- as long as the base plate (plastic or bakelite) will accept a 1 1/8" brass bushing that is included in the kit. If it doesn't, replacement plates are available at nominal cost.
    how do I use the inlay template with the bit?
    David Y on Feb 21, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: Double side tape the template to piece your inlaying and use router with guide bushing to rout it out
    Do you sell just the upcut bit and bushings separately?
    Tyler on Jul 11, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes we do. That is item #27593
    Buying the Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set With Inlay Bushing and Bit is it necessary to buy the Rockler Inlay System?
    Fóz M on Nov 22, 2018
    Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set With Inlay Bushing and Bit
    Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set With Inlay Bushing and Bit
    Rockler Inlay System
    Rockler Inlay System
    I have the Bosch combo router set. Will this butterfly brass bushing fit my router??
    Mcwoodcrafter on May 14, 2018