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Inlay Bushing and Bit with Removable Collar

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Inlay Bushing and Bit with Removable Collar
Inlay Bushing and Bit with Removable Collar

This set allows you to use a single template to rout both the inlay piece and a precisely sized recess to accept the inlay. It 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). 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.

  • It is strongly recommended that a plunge router be used for routing inlays.
(1) Two-Piece Template Guide Bushing
(1) 9/16" Diameter Removable Collar
(1) 1/8" Diameter Spiral Up-Cut Bit (1/4" Shank)
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Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number TAIB-4-18
Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec No
Technical Documents
Type Guide Bushing
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3.7 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Handy accessory to my toolbox.
I may not use it a lot but having it for inlay worth is invaluable.
April 3, 2018
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great!
Just as I would have expected, it makes life easy for routing out inlays. Simple to use and the pieces fit together like a glove.
October 16, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Inlaying bit and bushing
It works great with the templates and produced beautiful little butterfly biscuits on my glue joints.
March 16, 2016
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I have been able to do...
I have been able to do Dutchman patches in a number of items. The redwood siding on my 1898 house. At a friends 1947 house, I have just completed doing patches on striated plywood, the stuff that went out of production in the 1970's. There were two cutouts for outlets in weird places. I was able to make patches from some scrap, left over from the remodel, to save the almost full sheets rather than rip them down and just go with a smooth wall.This router bit and coller set is fantastic. I look forward to trying some decorative inlay work on my next project. I would recommend this product to anyone who works with wood.
March 18, 2008
It did what the write up said it would do, had a hard time aligning the bushing with the bit because there was no centering rod with the kit
November 28, 2017
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Just a word of caution
I broke the bit the first time I used it. It flew up and stuck in my neck. Protect yourself and go slow.
March 31, 2017
Good product
Seemed to work well. It wasn't dead-on accurate, but that could have been some user error, as I've never done this before.
Inlays on oval cremation urns
Inlays on oval cremation urns
November 16, 2016
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Template must be made larger than desired inlay
Important information for using this product is missing from its description in the Rockler website and from the downloadable instructions for using it. Rockler's editors misunderstood a comment in an earlier review that pointed out the need to know this missing information, which is "how much extra [space] to allow for the bushing when you're making your jig." Yes, removing the 9/16" removable collar between the act of cutting the pocket and the act of cutting the inlay compensates for the diameter of the cutting bit. However, in both cutting circumstances, the cutting bit is being held away from the edge of your homemade template, first by the removable collar (while cutting the pocket), and then by the permanent sleeve on the bushing (while cutting the inlay). The missing information is that you must make the opening in your template 7/32" larger AROUND THE ENTIRE PERIMETER than your desired inlay. For example, if you want your final inlay (and the pocket into which it will go) to be a 1" x 2" rectangle, you must make the rectangular opening in your template (hardboard, acrylic, etc.) 1-7/16" x 2-7/16". (I used the phrase "around the entire perimeter" because presumably many of your inlays will be some shape other than rectilinear, and you must add 7/32" to the edge of the shape all the way around. So, for a simple rectilinear inlay, that's 7/16" added in the X axis and 7/16" added in the Y axis.) Rockler's downloadable instructions ignore this issue by saying that you should "design the pattern you want for the inlay and draw or trace it onto" your template material, and then to simply "cut out the pattern." If you do that, your pocket and your inlay will certainly match, but they'll both be smaller than your intended design.
September 20, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
Great but not perfect...
While it is not perfect, I have not found anything better. I have made three wine racks with a 1/4 inch inlay of the capital letter of the person's last name. The material I cut the pocket into has been Red Oak, Walnut and the most recent being Wenge. The first time (Oak) I was moving too fast and snapped the bit. I learned to slow down and that was the last bit I broke. The inlay material has been Hard Maple and Zebrawood.

You first have to cut a template. I selected the font and sized it on the computer. I then printed the letter. I taped the letter to a piece of 1/4 inch MDF with carbon tracing paper under it. Trace around the letter then cut the letter out with a jig saw and smooth the edges with files and stand paper. You then use double side tape to secure the template to your inlay material and cut the letter with the router. Then secure the template, with double side tape, to the base material into which you want to insert the inlay. Adjust your router depth to be slightly less than the thickness of the inlay. You want the inlay to be slightly proud when inserted in the pocket. (You will sand it smooth and level)

Next, carefully cut around the template with the router. Once the entire letter has been outlined, switch to a larger straight bit and clean out all of the material to create a pocket to receive the inlay. You will have to work the edges of the inlay material with sandpaper to create a tight fit in the pocket.

While this process takes time, it results in a beautiful inlay. The collar on my bushing is tight but not overly tight. In my opinion it fits perfectly. Not too tight or loose.

For the price, you can't go wrong. You may want to get one or two extra bits in the event you should break one. Even though Wenge is a very hard wood I had no problems successfully using a bit that had been used on two previous projects. Family and friends will be amazed when you present them with a customized project made possible with this inlay bushing and bit.
May 28, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
I bought this kit for my...
I bought this kit for my first try at inlaying, and I got what I thought were pretty good results. I used veneers for the inlay material, and the toughest part of the job was setting the correct depth for the router bit--took some trial and error. Also, Rockler doesn't tell you how much extra to allow for the bushing when you're making your jig--more trial and error. (3/16 inch worked for me.)
May 1, 2009
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Been wanting to try some inlay projects
Joseph C on Jun 15, 2018
i've needed one for a long time.
Karl G on Feb 12, 2018
Been wanting to try some inlay projects
Joseph C on Jun 15, 2018
Recommended by an online class I enrolled in.
Rick L on Mar 12, 2018
i've needed one for a long time.
Karl G on Feb 12, 2018
Save labor
Christina K on Aug 26, 2017
Wish to do some inlay work and use more of my wood which otherwise would have to be discarded.
JERRY L. B on Aug 20, 2017
The Bosch RA1127 Router Inlay Kit broke on the second use - Trying this one.
Scott W on Jun 1, 2017
It looked like just what I needed, reviews were encouraging.
dmuler on Apr 23, 2017
A friend of mine let me barrow his and I was so impress by the accuracy of it that now I need one in my shop lol
bernardo f on Jan 12, 2017
Need it
Damon W on Dec 27, 2016
It's a gift for someone :)
Nicole M on Dec 2, 2016
Needing to inlay "Dutchmen" into wood countertop.
Lawrence N on Aug 24, 2016
Trying new project
Cindy M on Jul 20, 2016
I wanted to do some inlay and I always have good luck with Rockler products.
sam o on Apr 7, 2016
I want to try some inlay.
Dennis M on Jan 16, 2016
Had to have something to use with my new plunge router
Allan C on Jan 11, 2016
I have this
Richard H on Nov 30, 2015
need to do some inlay work, item not in the store
matthew k on Sep 20, 2015
Need to inlay some repairs on project
Dennis K on Aug 22, 2015
I have a lot of inlays to do in the near future. This is a very quick & accurate way to do both the inlay and the pattern without having to unscrew a guide.
Richard H on Jul 7, 2015
do a lot of sign making going to leave in one of my 4 router
james b on Apr 27, 2015
Recommended by an online class I enrolled in.
Rick L on Mar 12, 2018
Save labor
Christina K on Aug 26, 2017
Will this inlay kit fit on the Bosch palm router?
Bill S on Jul 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You will need a different base plate for the Bosch. We used to sell it but we discontinued it. I would check with Bosch for availability of base that will fit standard guide bushings
How much of the bit should actually protrude thru the guide? After assembly I can only plunge 1/4” of the bit into my material before the bit bottoms out hitting the thru hole in the brass guide.
Witkopstaub on Dec 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The amount that the bit should protrude depends on the thickness of the material you plan to inlay. Generally, inlays are less than 1/8” thick, 1/4” would be very unusual. This is simply not designed for that thickness. You could possibly bevel the inside of the guide with a countersink, to achieve a tad more depth.
will this fit a craftsman router ?
George J on Sep 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't know. If the bushing will fit your router, then it should work.
does this inlay kit fit the Bosch 1617EVSPK?
Sean T on May 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Fits without any problem.
Will this inlay kit fit your Makita RT0701CX7 1-1/4 HP Compact Router?
HARSHAD S on Sep 14, 2018