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Rockler Signmaking Brass Bushing - 5/8" ID, 3/4" OD

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The replacement signmaking brass bushing is designed to be used with the Rockler Sign Making System.
(1) Rockler Signmaking Brass Bushing
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Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number TA090707-2
Weight 0.1000
Tech Spec
  • Inside Diameter: 5/8"
  • Outside Diameter: 3/4"
4.3 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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1 Star
Worked well with four inch Rockler letters, no problems.
October 26, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy set up
Stays in place
July 11, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
October 14, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
The best tool
March 14, 2017
over 3 years ago
Sigh Making`
Bushing fit right into my plate, works great with sign making set.
February 26, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Guide Bushing
Great bushing! Good design and manufacturing.
November 3, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Helpful Warning for using this Bushing
I purchased the State Park sign making kit in 2014. I used the kit once and shelved it. Recently, I began to make signage for our local Boy Scout troop. I did several signs without incident. As I was working on the 2nd to last sign, I noticed small brass filings in the sawdust. Instead of stopping like I should have, I continued to work. Yes; I know... Finally, I realized the bushing had come loose on the plate. Looking at the bushing, a small section was missing. I chalked it up to contact between the bit and the soft bushing. I started sign 5. As I finished up sign five, I noticed small black plastic filings in the sawdust. I stopped, checked the bushing and most of one side was missing. I had damaged several letters including the Y. You only get one Y... The sign had to be scrapped. I couldn't quite put my finger on the continued deterioration of the bushing. The next day, I replaced the sign kit (really needed that Y). Started sign 5 again and by the end, a portion of the replacement bushing was missing (see attached photos) and once again, I had damaged letters and numbers. Looking at the bushing, I noted that about 1/3 had thinned. At that point I realized what had occurred. The plunge plate was slightly out of alignment and the carbide bit was wearing the soft brass. The loose bushing the day before had disguised what was really occurring. The tolerances are tight and I overlooked resetting the plate on the plunge base. So, be sure that your plate is dead center relative to the bit or you may end up purchasing, at a minimum, a new bushing and at worst, a new kit for $79.99 plus tax. This set makes great signs and I would definitely purchase the sign kit again. However, a warning in the packaging might be helpful for those new to sign making/using these kits.
Missing brass
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October 4, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
had to use a o ring to get correct height
December 26, 2019
1 month ago
Signmaking kit support
Excellent product and easy to use. Received my replacement guide without a problem, though several requests for replacement letter templates have fallen on deaf ears. Rockler really need to step up their game in this respect
February 28, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This product works great! I think the sign making letters need to be thicker with a slightly bigger bushing. If you are not careful the bushing will pop out of the letter and cut into it. Once that happens that letter is trash.
December 18, 2015
over 4 years ago
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Strategic marketing
Brian S on Jan 10, 2020
Clean cut and quality product
Timothy B on Nov 16, 2019
Strategic marketing
Brian S on Jan 10, 2020
goes with the sign making kit
Eric S on Jan 3, 2020
Clean cut and quality product
Timothy B on Nov 16, 2019
have purchased 3 3/8 templates need extra bushings
kenny h on Oct 26, 2019
To go with the Signmaking Carbide Bit
Seton C on Aug 15, 2019
Always need spares
Jean-Paul M on Jul 6, 2019
Rockler products always exceed my expectations.
Kenneth R on Jun 14, 2019
Needed for my 4" signmaking kit.
Ed Diehl I on May 27, 2019
Doug M on May 13, 2019
Because I need a sign making kit
Brad M on May 5, 2019
its a replacement for the sign making kit
M J on Apr 23, 2019
Needed for an Eagle Scout Project.
Kurt G on Apr 18, 2019
It goes hand in hand with the bit.....
Tom W on Apr 18, 2019
Making signs for sale at craft fair
Matthew K on Apr 10, 2019
Because the one I had, on the first sign, the "BRASS" crumbled. I lost an M and a 0 and the bushing. Not much choice to use your sign kit.
Kurt S on Mar 31, 2019
up coming project
duane m on Mar 16, 2019
Use for sign making.
Rick on Mar 7, 2019
necessary to use router and letters
Donald M on Feb 22, 2019
Needed for the sign making templates.
Earl E on Feb 15, 2019
To make signs
John G on Feb 11, 2019
Wanting to try sign making
Jeffrey V on Jan 25, 2019
Same story
Rob F on Dec 12, 2018
Wanted to try my hand at signmaking.
Michael Mangus J on Dec 6, 2018
Excellent supplier reputation for quality and on spec products. None better
Edward B on Dec 5, 2018
for sign maker
Peter T on Dec 4, 2018
Replacement for 3 3/8 state park kit
Jacob S on Oct 4, 2018
to replace worn out brass bushings
Dennis H on Jul 6, 2018
replacement part
Dick S on Jul 3, 2018
needed for sign making
Doug E on Jun 27, 2018
Needed to make sign
Neil Richard J on Apr 20, 2018
need for sign maaking kit
ROBERT H on Mar 27, 2018
To make gift sign for a friend
Ralph B on Mar 27, 2018
to go with the router bit
Kenneth G on Feb 13, 2018
Saw it on a Youtube video.
William R on Feb 5, 2018
Order for extra
Jeffrey M on Jan 23, 2018
To complete the sign kit
Jerry A on Jan 15, 2018
Only low profile enough to use with signmaker templates.
Barry K on Jan 11, 2018
needed part
Tony J on Dec 29, 2017
Old one wore out
JOHN D on Nov 29, 2017
My other one broke
Scott P on Nov 18, 2017
required with kit
Arthur B on Nov 9, 2017
Needed for Rockler's Sign Making templates.
Duane on Oct 28, 2017
To go with the signmaker's templates.
David G on Oct 24, 2017
Needed for the the letter/number template
Kelli K on Sep 20, 2017
For Sign Making
JAMES M on Sep 10, 2017
Guide for sign makin g
David T on Jul 31, 2017
all parts are necessary to make quality signs
Chris E on Jul 6, 2017
Recommended with the template kit
Richard F on Jun 2, 2017
Used with other kits works well
CHARLES S on May 10, 2017
To use with Rockler's sign making template (for 3-3/8" letters)
EDUARDO A. R on Apr 29, 2017
goes with the sign making kit
Eric S on Jan 3, 2020
have purchased 3 3/8 templates need extra bushings
kenny h on Oct 26, 2019
which bushing do i need for a dewalt dwp611?
tim s on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can use the bushings with any router base plate that has a 1-3/16" center hole. The router doesn't care. The base plate is the key.
i want to use my 1 3/16 hole on my router guide how do i make rocklers 3/4 guide work
Gary C on Feb 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: you have to order abase plate specific to your router, you will have to do a little research since there is no a universal base.
how does this attach to the router?
Nora w on Apr 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have several sizes of these brass bushings. Many router bases or attached sub bases come come with a a correct hole n counter sunk depression that you drop/fit the bushing into from the bottom side. The top piece if the brass bearing tightens into the threads of the bottom half. Finger tight securely then I use a pair of regular pliers to careful smudge it more. Brass is very soft so be careful doing the pliers thing. I do this extra step beyond finger tighting because I had one bushing come loose n that was scary n a learning experience. I've not had another loosen or come loose since that adrenalin pumping event. Before you start using your router each time always check it over, make sure the bits n bushings are secure n snug/tight but not overly ! Enjoy your experience and alway think safety !.
I been trying to make signs. I totally trashed the first bushing I used. The guide side got chewed up. What causes this. Am I routing too deep?
Dan B on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Without seeing your router setup and the damaged bushing, I cannot be certain, but I suspect that you're using a router bit that is too large in diameter - this the spinning bit is hitting the bushing's side while either raising the bit or lowering the bit or both. The diameter of the router bit must be matched to the proper size bushing. Example: 3/8" diam bit is used with the 3/8" bushing. Rockler's sign making kits come with the proper size bushing to fit their templates, but you must buy the matching router bit separately from Rockler.
will a 5/8th inch router bit pass through this bushing?
bill h on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You need to use a bit that is at least 1/16 smaller in diameter, that is 9/16 or less. If anything flexes at all in the bit, base or router, you will chew up the bushing. The friction will even cause the bushing to loosen and get chewed up. I did that with a similar operation with a 1/4 inch bit and bushing. It damaged the project.
does this include the lock nut?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure what you mean by "lock nut" unless you mean the threaded portion of the bushing that screws down on the top part of the bushing as shown in the picture. What comes with the bushing set is what is shown in the picture and described in the catalogue.
How much does the bushing protrude from the base plate? It looks from the picture that it might be a quarter inch or slightly less?
Scooter J on Jul 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It sticks out just less than an 1/8 of an inch. Te same thickness of as the Rockller letter temolate.
Will this bushing work on a Bosch router?
Norm F on Sep 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As long as your base plate will take porter cable type bushings.
What is the length of the shank?
Reid C on May 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: About 1/16 inch, use only on a very flat surface...
Is this the bushing needed for the keyhole template?
Mark S on Nov 29, 2017
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