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Rockler Router Guide Bushing Kit

Works with any template, pattern or jig.
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Our 11-piece template guide kit will work with any template, pattern or jig for perfect duplicate routing. Ideal for stair, pattern and hinge routing, dovetailing and craft/hobby work. Fits any base with a 1-1/4" diameter center hole. Also available from Rockler, the Guide Bushing Router Plate (sold separately). Affordably 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.

(7) Template Guides
(1) 1/4" and 1/2" Shank custom centering bits
(2) Lock nuts
(1) Storage case
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.5500
Tech Spec Template Guides:
  • 1/4" (inside) x 5/16" (outside)
  • 9/32" (inside) x 3/8" (outside)
  • 11/32" (inside) x 7/16" (outside)
  • 13/32" (inside) x 1/2" (outside)
  • 17/32" (inside) x 5/8" (outside)
  • 21/32" (inside) x 3/4" (outside)
  • 5/8" (inside) x 51/64" (outside)

Type Guide Bushing
4.4 / 5.0
77 Reviews
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Just what I needed for butterfly joints.
August 19, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
A nice kit to have
April 29, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockler router guide bushings
Did exactly what I wanted. "Porter Cable type" fit my DeWalt compact router perfectly. What's not to like??
April 12, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good quality and works well
December 24, 2018
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice to have on hand
This is a tool that I use infrequently but when needed it is great to have. It was handy for making sliding dovetails on bookcase shelves. Another use was to allow me to pre-cut a small slot before using a dovetail bit; this cuts down wear and tear on bits.
November 29, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good product.
Good product, nice quality, priced right.
September 8, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fit Porter Cable model 690 well
They fir my router very well and are well made. Have used several times and experienced no problems.
June 9, 2018
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
the kit is first rate quality.
the case is a good to insure all pieces stay together.
knowledgeable and prompt replies with links to purchase.
would and have purchased from them again.
thank you, steve r.
March 28, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
worked well
March 19, 2018
1 year ago
Quality product, works great with my DeWalt router
I recently upgraded my router for a table project and I needed to do some pattern work. My local home supply had bushing kits, but they were a mix of steel and plastic than required a special base plate and made me nervous with durability and possible damage to my router bits.

The Rockler bushings are a quality product and I like the fact they are brass if for some reason something would come loose to keep from damaging my bit. I also like the fact they came with a storage case for safe keeping, seems like more and more products are lacking this lately. While my router came with a centering come, it is more for the router baseplate (which you want to center first before adding the bushing) so the fact the bushing kit came with one for each arbor size was great as they are specifically sized for the bushings. I had several deep cuts to make and even with the vibrations of the router the bushing stayed tight to the base. These bushings fit perfectly into the baseplate if my DeWalt DW618 2.25 hp router without any alterations.
March 7, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
upgrading from a sign making kit I purchased from you years ago. The bushings did not work with the comic sans letters.
Kenneth H on Oct 18, 2019
To use in a router template guide.
Hilldweller on Sep 6, 2019
upgrading from a sign making kit I purchased from you years ago. The bushings did not work with the comic sans letters.
Kenneth H on Oct 18, 2019
fits my router base, previous business with Rockler
Mary Sue d on Sep 10, 2019
To use in a router template guide.
Hilldweller on Sep 6, 2019
Doing more with templates. I like the kit of bushings.
Ronald F on Jul 31, 2019
To increase abilities
Mark S on Jul 18, 2019
I like good quality tools
Ronnie R on Jun 16, 2019
I plan on making some jigs.
Steve M on May 10, 2019
Use for sign making.
Rick S on Mar 7, 2019
Best price I have found
Randy B on Feb 20, 2019
for rockler sign making
DAVE C on Jan 19, 2019
using different Ideas. Needed this product
Merland R on Jan 19, 2019
Quality products from rockler and needed for the Leigh dovetail jig
RayWV on Jan 5, 2019
I currently only have one guide bushing and can see where I may need various size bushings in the future along with having a spare for the one I do have.
Stephen H on Jan 4, 2019
I have a dovetail jig and needed bushing
Gary M on Jan 3, 2019
I've been wanting a brass set like this insted of the cheep plastic ones for some time and the price one these is right for my budjet
Loney on Jan 2, 2019
Steve Thompson T on Dec 19, 2018
William b on Dec 3, 2018
Christmas presents
wendy s on Dec 1, 2018
Husband's Christmas List Item
Karen W on Nov 29, 2018
did not have any thought give them a try
Rick B on Nov 18, 2018
Good reviews
Glen T on Aug 7, 2018
Versatile bushing kit with case
Roger H on Aug 3, 2018
slots, mortises, etc.
Foyal C on Aug 1, 2018
Template routing.
Walter D on Jul 29, 2018
Wanted it.
Suzanne Y on Jul 7, 2018
need a set
Diana G on Jun 20, 2018
I have seen how easy they are to use for making templates and such. Can't live without them now.
Jeff D on Jun 11, 2018
i needed it and price was good
william h on May 23, 2018
met my needs
Ron S on Apr 2, 2018
will fit the template and guides i use
steven c on Mar 22, 2018
It matched the base I also purchased.
Rebecca H on Mar 17, 2018
I just simply need guide bushings
Matthew F on Mar 11, 2018
to replace my craftsman bushings
Michael M on Feb 24, 2018
Husband put on Christmas wish list.
Brenda D on Nov 12, 2017
I purchased the 4" letter set but now I realize I had to have the bushing kit for the letters and my router.
James d on Nov 12, 2017
Recommended by previous user.
Don G on Nov 11, 2017
Don't have any or used them.
Herb S on Oct 28, 2017
Have never owned Guide Bushings and am excited to increase my experience level for use with various templates - will use the 3/4-inch bushing right away with a 1/2-inch straight bit and JessEm router plate template to install my new JessEm Router Lift in my shop-made router table.
Roger L on Oct 1, 2017
Works with the router I own.
Barbara S on Sep 24, 2017
I need to route a slot for a router station i am building.
Douglas O on Sep 22, 2017
compatible with bushing router plate
Jake J O on Sep 7, 2017
try out for sign making.
william c. e on Aug 3, 2017
Had gift card
Todd R on Jun 21, 2017
needed to use when routing with templets. a great product
thomas b on May 25, 2017
I wrecked a couple of bushings in my set and it is more affordable to buy this than to replace the three bushing
Chris H on May 15, 2017
I plan to purchase more router templates for signs in the near future.
Marston M on May 5, 2017
needed for a project
allan l on Apr 30, 2017
reviews and it fits my router
jody E on Apr 25, 2017
Thought it would be useful.
John M on Apr 22, 2017
I've been looking at template guide sets for my PC routers for some time. These are the highest rated, most complete set I've found. Good price for what you get.
David S on Apr 7, 2017
fits my router base, previous business with Rockler
Mary Sue d on Sep 10, 2019
Doing more with templates. I like the kit of bushings.
Ronald F on Jul 31, 2019
Will these guide bushings fit a Triton router ??
Quirt D on Mar 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not without buying a $100 kit that has the porter cable style adapter. Even then, if you buy the sign making router bit and bushing the bushing is not proud of the baseplate, so it doesn’t work.
How long are the guide bushings that ride along the edges of the templates? Some brands have guides that get longer than 1/4" as the diameter of the bushing increases. This makes using 1/4" material for templates impractical.
Al S on Aug 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I found this same problem. I cut mine shorter.
Are replacement bushings available?
paf on Jan 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you should be able to buy them seperatly.
Does the mounting provide for EXACT fit inside Dewalt sub base plates? I've just had problems with another brand that fit slightly loosely in the base plate hole which made it impossible to get repeatable results for close tolerance work.
Al S on Aug 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I have a set of these bushings and they fit both of my DeWalt routers.
Does this kit work for Craftsman 1/2 inch shank router?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's less about the router as it is the router base plate. This will fit in any router base which has a standard template guide opening.
I am inlaying tapered legs with both 1/8" and 1/16th router bits. What are the smallest guides that you sell? If you do not have any that would support this application can you suggest and guides which could be used with my Bosch Colt router?
Tom C on Feb 16, 2018
Does the bushing locking ring have a locking set screw to prevent the ring from vibrating loose while your are running the router around the pattern? If not, how can you get the ring tight enough with only your fingers?
Lonny on Feb 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I just get them finger tight and haven had any problems. I do take the base plate off the router to install the bushing and this allows me easy access to get the locking ring tight. With the plate off you could get a small slip lock (Channel Lock) type of pliers to get it tighter if you wanted to.
Will this work with Makita routers?
Marcelo on Aug 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am using this kit with a Makita router will others have long as you have a base plate with a 1 3/16ths diameter hole in it.
How thick (length) is the 1/2” od bushing?
Bob Y on May 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The length of the 1/2” pilot bushing is 5/16” long. Paul
Will these work with porter cable router ?
Heberto H R on May 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have a PC 890 and they work just fine
Will this fit a 1 1/4” hole that my DeWalt 625 inner guide bush has?
Michel on Apr 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will easily fit with 1/16” to spare. The depth of threads is 3/8”. The widest diameter is 1 3/8”.
Do these fit the standard Porter Cable style sub bases?
Garyl on Mar 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they do.
Does this set work with a Festool OF-1400 router?
Roy C on Jan 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it fits perfectly in the guide bushing adapter included with the OF-1400.
Does this bushing guide work with the Rockler Jig It Hinge system?
James on Feb 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry have not use the jig yet so I can't say for sure.
Will these fit a Ridgid R29302 and/or Dewalt DWP611?
Rob S on Dec 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You will need to use the base plate designed for the bushing kit, then they should fit either router.
are the sizes of the bushings marked on the Bushings or on the storage box??
Scotlee on Dec 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are marked on neither, but I always double check with my dial caliper before using them any way.
Will this bushing kit fit the Dewalt 611PK?
Roger B on Oct 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, have no idea
How thick is the 1/2 of bushing?
Bob Y on May 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not sure exactly what you're asking, but here are some of the dimensions that might help:
Collar (nut): 5/16", 7.92 mm thick
Bushing bit opening outside diameter:
51/64" 20.24 mm, 3/4", 5/8" 19 mm, 1/2" 13 mm, 7/16" 11.11 mm, 3/8" 9.5 mm, 5/16" 8 mm
Hope this helps,
would they fit my porter cable 895?
Mitchell S on Jan 11, 2019
will this kit work on a Mikita model 3601B?
Bill O on Sep 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use these on a BOSCH COLT PALM router. The base plate hole has to be 1 3/16" diameter. With that size hole I see no problem. I am very satisfied with this product. Everything I have bought from ROCKLER I am pleased with. Hope this helps you. Ed
Will this work with Porter Cable 890 series Routers? I just got the PK895PK.
Rumplestilskin on Aug 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if you purchase the adapter. I have been using mine for many years and have been happy with the quality of this product.
Do these fit a Bosch Colt PR20EVSK router?
Michael T on Mar 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If the base plate is cut to accept bushings, these bushings will fit. I had to buy a separate base plate for my DeWalt 611
Will this work with the DeWalt 621 Type 1 plunge router?
Joe M on Mar 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have DeWalt trim router and I haven't used it with that router. My plunge router is a Porter Cable and it works fine with that. Based on my experience with Rockler I'd buy it and if you are not satisfied they'll do whatever to resolve your problem.
Will the 1/4 ID, 5/16 OD bushing work with the Rockler interlock lettering kit? Or is it too long?
Mark M on Mar 8, 2018
Will these fit the dremel plunge router base?
Terry F on Jan 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No they will notEnter an answer to this question.
will the #59031 bushing kit fir a Porter Cable #6911 base?
R D on Sep 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will.
will rockler router guide bushing kit #59031 work with a craftsman plunge router model #27666 ?
Don R on Jan 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Well I am sorry I have not used this product yet. When I purchased it I planned to use it shortly, however things changed. At this point I do not know when I will get a chance.

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Will this set of bushing fit my Bosch MRF23EVS fix based router?
Eric R on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It didn't mine, but I bought a universal router base from Rockler for 10 bucks and it works like a champ
Will this work with the Triton TRA001?
Johan V on Jul 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Probably, It's less about the router as it is the router base plate. This will fit in any router base which has a standard template guide opening. So you may need to bu a new Base Plate.
Does this kit work with the Festool 1400 router?
John C on Feb 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I do not know. I use the one I bought with a Bosch.
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