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Rockler Guide Bushing Router Plate

Attaches to most popular routers.
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72% of 100

Affordable priced and designed with maximum utility in mind, this router plate features a 1 - 1/4" center opening to accept guide bushings and a ring of external mounting holes which forms multiple patterns to allow attachment to most popular routers. Six additional holes are dispersed evenly around the center to provide an escape for routing debris. 1/4" thick solid plastic with 6-1/2" diameter. Mounting hardware included.

Will this router plate work with my router?

Pre-drilled for the following routers:

  • Bosch 1617 Fixed Base only
  • Bosch 1618
  • Bosch 1619
  • Bosch 1619 EVS
  • DeWalt DW625
  • DeWalt DW616
  • DeWalt DW618
  • Hitachi M12VC
  • Makita 1100 series
  • Porter-Cable 100
  • Porter-Cable 690
  • Porter-Cable 890 series
  • Porter-Cable 7529
  • Porter-Cable 8529
Notice: This router plate does not work with the Bosch 1617 Plunge Base. If you are looking for a plate for that series please see Bosch RA1129 Quick-Change Template Guide Adapter Kit (#54217, sold separately). This item is not predrilled for the Bosch Plunge Base.
(1) Rockler Guide Bushing Router Plate
Mounting Hardware
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number TARP-6.5
Weight 0.5500
Tech Spec
  • Center Opening: 1-1/4"
  • Diameter: 6-1/2"
  • Thickness: 1/4"
  • Material: Solid Plastic
Type Guide Bushing
3.6 / 5.0
90 Reviews
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Bushing kit is great but owning 6 routers, i had to buy a universal base to accomodate the bushing kit .I finally got the holes drilled in correctly . my routers are 10 plus years of age.
March 17, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Required for Dovetail Jig
This item is required for Bosch Router to be used with Rocker Dovetail jig.
March 4, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to install. Easy to drill new holes when the existing don't fit.
March 4, 2020
2 months ago
Worked Great and Fair Price
Bought to use with the Rockler Complete Dovetail Jig. I have a Bosch 1617EVS router, and this plate fit perfectly on the fixed base. Excellent quality at a very reasonable price.
January 29, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It worked great
September 20, 2019
7 months ago
Fits rigid
Fit my rigid router
August 26, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fits my bocsh 1617
I ordered it to use with my dovetail jig. Mine used the 3 hole pattern. I tried the first time and wasn't centered I spun it 1 hole still not centered. Spun it another hole and centered. All I can think is it was drilled from that hole. I marked it.
Very satisfied with this.
April 3, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works as expected
This fit perfectly on my Milwaukee Plunge Router. It took a few spins to figure out what hole pattern lined up with my bolts. Took a couple of attempts to figure out the right thread for the bolts as well - but they were all supplied
The only change I made to mine is I beveled the edge of the base plate so it wouldn't catch on the tape and templates.
February 17, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Bought this as an adapter for my makita router so i could use a porter cable bushing and it works perfectly!
February 6, 2019
1 year ago
Excellent product.
Love it! Easy to sit up after I got the correct router base for my obsolete router.
December 23, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Because it is the best way to utilize your dovetail system
Harrie on Mar 25, 2020
to help with Dove tail jig per Rockler reccomendations
Hank C on Mar 18, 2020
Because it is the best way to utilize your dovetail system
Harrie on Mar 25, 2020
The one I had disapered
John M on Mar 22, 2020
to help with Dove tail jig per Rockler reccomendations
Hank C on Mar 18, 2020
Need it for sign making
Thomas C on Mar 15, 2020
Needed it for sign making
Thomas C on Mar 15, 2020
For dovetails
Corey G on Feb 23, 2020
Need it for my rockler inlay system
Mike M on Feb 18, 2020
It looks like a good deal for what I need.
Barry L C on Feb 17, 2020
Assumed it was need
Betty H on Feb 8, 2020
Needed to mount on my DeWalt Router
Dennis H on Feb 5, 2020
Needed it for use with Bosch Router for Rockler dovetail jig.
Greg C on Feb 5, 2020
I needed this to use the bushings that I bought earlier.
James B on Jan 28, 2020
for sign making and guide bushing
William M on Dec 4, 2019
its universal...i hope.
William B on Nov 12, 2019
for bushing kit
David H on Nov 3, 2019
need for bushing assemble
Harold B on Oct 21, 2019
Needed for the Rockler Router Guide Bushing kit.
Kenneth H on Oct 18, 2019
needed to replace damaged plate
FRANK T on Oct 9, 2019
I thought this would be a great accessory for the router.
CHRIS M on Oct 8, 2019
Needed one
Jason A on Oct 6, 2019
To replace a missing plate on a used PC 690 series router I purchased.
John J on Sep 28, 2019
I have a router inlay bushing kit but couldn't locate the base plate for my router so I needed one.
Brian E on Sep 27, 2019
To use in a router template guide.
Hilldweller on Sep 6, 2019
Need the item.
Alan D. S on Aug 21, 2019
needed it for project
mike b on Aug 19, 2019
To have an extra one around
For use with buying kit
Mark S on Jul 18, 2019
To broaden my routing abilities
Bruce B on Jul 9, 2019
You should know why.
John N on Jun 28, 2019
To work with the dovetail system
Jacob O on Jun 16, 2019
Required for my router in combo with my recently purchased Rockler dovetail jig …...
Robert L on Jun 12, 2019
Recently purchased the Rockler Dovetail Jig complete and needed it for my Bosch 1617 fixed base router.
Ronnie R on Jun 6, 2019
Needed it.
Arthur V on May 22, 2019
I ma need it
Christopher W on May 12, 2019
I need to use with router bushings to make jig.
Steve M on May 10, 2019
Hoping this will fit my routers I just bought.
ibtrickey on Apr 16, 2019
my bosch 1617evs does not have the capability for guide bushings this one does
joseph z on Apr 15, 2019
lost my old router plate
Kevin D on Apr 1, 2019
Readily available on line.
Don B on Mar 13, 2019
My current plate is missing.
Sharon M on Mar 8, 2019
Use for sign making.
Rick on Mar 7, 2019
I checked the mounting holes and they matched the base on my Ridgid router. Using it with my new Rockler dovetail jig!
Allen R on Feb 24, 2019
Needed a Router Plate for My DW618 Router that I could make custom Inlay templates.
David S on Feb 16, 2019
Necessary to use bushings on my router.
Michael G on Feb 4, 2019
Tech support informed me that I needed this to use Porter Cable bushings on my router.
Duane M. H on Jan 15, 2019
For my router to be able to use bushing
Gary M on Jan 3, 2019
Have trim router vacuum attachment but no router plate.
Gary R F on Dec 29, 2018
Need the router plate.
Joe M on Dec 15, 2018
Brand name ... quality
William b on Dec 3, 2018
not sure if current router plate would work bushings
Scott B on Nov 27, 2018
The one I had disapered
John M on Mar 22, 2020
Need it for sign making
Thomas C on Mar 15, 2020
How hard will it be to fit this on a skil 1825 router?
Michael S on Jan 3, 2016
will this plate fit the craftsman router also?
Bill M on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the screw configuration on the bottom plate is a equilateral triangle that has a 4" center to center spacing between each hole, then this will fit.
Will it fit Ryobi R163?
Ron W on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This product is not designed for the Ryobi R163.
You would have to modify it to make it work for your router
does this base fit the Bosch MR23 Plunge or Fixed base router?
nathaniel w on Dec 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used the bits from the Rockler Dovetail jig and adapted them to my 1/2" Bosch - really struggled getting it to work - had to abandon it as it tore up the brass guide. The bit was extended too far and became really unstable.
I have an old Skil 1825 plunge router. Will this work?
Tom D on Feb 8, 2016
Would this base fit a Ryobi re180pl?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This plate is not drilled specifically for this model, but you will be able to compare mounting holes it is drilled with at
We have a Milwaukee 5616-20 router. Does the router plate fit?
John B on Sep 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The Milwaukee router has the same size plate holes as the porter cable. You could also use the porter cable face plate
Will it fit a ridgid r2911?
Joe R on Mar 11, 2017
Is this compatible with Makita 11/4 HP trim router?
clint m on Nov 8, 2017
Will this work on my DeWalt DW610?
Lyle G on Jun 16, 2018
Will this fit dewalt dw621?
A shopper on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It was tite but worked great
Will this base plate fit the Bosch PR011 plunge base ( the one used for the Bosch Colt router ) ?
Jack S on Dec 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Instead of using this base, which would be huge on the Colt, select the Rockler Compact Router Mortise Centering Base 57523. It has a machined opening for the use of guide bushings and has the added benifit of being able to center and guide mortise cuts.
What is the diameter of Center hole and OD of plate?
Dan on Apr 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Center diameter is 1 3/16"and the OD of the plate Is 6 7/16"
It appears that this plate is not pre-drilled to fit my off-brand router (Blue Hawk). Has anyone had any success with drilling this plate to custom fit it to their router? Is the plate solid plastic (1/4" thick)?
Dan on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had the same issue with my Bosch. I took my Bosch plate and clamped it to the new plate. I basically used my plate as a template. Then I drilled the new holes. I then unclamped the two plates and counter sunk the new plate. Works great! Hope this helps.
will this base work on a Makita RTo71C ?
Robert O on Oct 27, 2016
Will the Rockler Guide Brushing Router Plate Fit my Skill Router?
James K on Jul 8, 2016
Will this fit a dewalt compact router dwp 611 ?
Bill W on Aug 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I’m not familiar with that router.
Sorry I can’t help you.
Have a great day.😀
Will this part work on a Craftsman Router?
Dennis J on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Purchased it for that specific purpose. Works great. Quality of the product exceptional.
Will this fit a Bosch MRP23EVS and Bosch MRF23EVS routers?
ibtrickey on Apr 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I am using my Bosch router in my CNC machine. Sorry I do not know if they work with the router.
Will this fit on the Bosch MRC23EVS?
Char B on Dec 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Unable to answer your question, I have Ryobi router so I couldn't say. Sorry
Will this base plate fit the Bosch mrc23evsk bases?
Miguel C on Dec 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure but the plate has many holes, I do not have a bosch router. Hope this Helps. Dave
Does this fit a Dewalt DWP611 palm router (without a plunge kit)?
Bruce H on Jul 15, 2019
Can one drill holes and counter sink them in this plate to fit any router?
Donald P on Feb 16, 2019
Will this fit a Craftsman Router? The base I have has s screw holes and is completely open in the middle.
Rotary tool on Jan 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I had an older craftsman router and it would not fit it and when I checked with Sear's they no longer have the correct base available through parts.
Can i use this universal router plate in my triton 2 1/4 hp? Thanks
Coronado L on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought this plate for a Bosch Router,
Triton is not listed as one of the routers it fits. so it probably does not fit.
I would check the technical downloads section - Hole patterns for guide bushing router plate
Will this fit my off brand Harbor Freight Chicago Electric 1.5 HP plunge router? item#67119
Tommy B on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It bolted right onto my Bosch 1617 fixed base - but you could forward this list of compatible routers to Harbor Freight and see what they say. If not, it's pretty simple to make a template using your router base then drill out the plate (only) to fit.

Pre-drilled for the following routers:
•Porter Cable: 100, 690, 890 series 7529, 8529
•Makita: 1100 series
•Hitachi: M12VC
•DeWalt: DW625, DW616, DW618
•Bosch: 1617 series, 1618, 1619, 1619 EVS
Will this fit a Dewalt 6184 fixed base router or a 6184 plunger router base?
Bill B on Jan 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure if it will fit the DeWalt. . I had to modify the mounting plate to fit my router. My router is one I bought from Menards
It says the base is solid plastic. What kind of plastic. Had plastic bases that warped terribly useless? The best base is made out of Bakelite
Cris S on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't know if the base is "Bakelite-specific". It is very stout. My router is old, and I had to drill holes to match my base. No problem.
Will this plate work with Bosch POF 1400 ACE ?
melonen on Feb 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I don't know for sure. I have a Bosch router, but it is a smaller model, the one with the plunge and fixed bases. It worked on that.
Has anyone used this plate on the Bosch palm plunge router pr20evs?
Robin W on Jan 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No I have only used it on Dewalt routers
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