Router Bushing Thread Lock


When I’m routing dovetails or following a template, I use a guide bushing on the base plate of my router, like the one shown in the drawing below. But sometimes I have a problem with the threads of the bushing working loose due to the vibration of the router.


To solve this problem, I use a simple fix. Before installing the bushing on my router base, I wrap the male threads of the bushing with Teflon tape (the kind used with threaded pipe connections). The tape prevents the threads from vibrating loose. (Teflon tape can be found at most hardware stores.)


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