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Author Topic: 12.7mm or 1/2 inch copying ring for OF1400 ?  (Read 3710 times)

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Offline sidobbshead

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12.7mm or 1/2 inch copying ring for OF1400 ?
« on: December 06, 2011, 02:07 PM »
Hi, I'm sure this must have been covered before so I apologise if it has. I find it hard to believe that there is'nt a 12.7mm or 1/2'' OD copying ring for the OF1400. There is one for the 2200. I need to fit a lot of Brusso quad hinges and the template takes a 1/2'' ring with a 5/16 cutter.  I want to avoid using the Trend subbase if possible !!  Anyone found a way round this ? 

Many thanks  Simon

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Offline William Herrold

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Re: 12.7mm or 1/2 inch copying ring for OF1400 ?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 02:30 PM »
You'll most likely have to use a guide bushing adaptor, a number of companies sell Brass bushing kits. On my OF1400, I use Leigh's guide bushing kit.
http://www.leighjigs.com/ugs.php
Other than that, I only use Festool metric copy rings.
"I don't believe anything, but I have a lot of suspicions"
 R.A.W.



Offline William Herrold

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Re: 12.7mm or 1/2 inch copying ring for OF1400 ?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 05:59 PM »
Thanks William.

Just to confirm then, I need one of these

http://www.axminster.co.uk/leigh-leigh-elliptical-guide-bushes-prod826784/?src=froogle

and one of these,

http://www.axminster.co.uk/festool-festool-of-1400-guide-bush-adaptor-for-leigh-jigs-prod804410/?src=froogle

Is that right ?

Thanks





That will do you.
There are folks who haven't had the best luck with perfect spot-on centering with said copyring out of the box, I have done a very simple tab-tweek to center mine. Check mounting position- (190°) one will be better than the other. The elliptical/and or adjustable bushes are great.

It's a good idea to include your location in your profile, it sometimes eases the Q/A process.
"I don't believe anything, but I have a lot of suspicions"
 R.A.W.

Offline sidobbshead

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Re: 12.7mm or 1/2 inch copying ring for OF1400 ?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 12:18 PM »
Thanks again William, I have ordered them to arrive tomorrow.  I thought I had put UK as my location. I 'll amend it. Thanks also to richard for the ebay link.