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Not easy to see the detail in the Sears link. Very fuzzy.

The unknown of the Sears is whether the bushings will fit your router.

The Milescraft one from Menards include a plate to screw onto your router which then fits the bushings.

They both seem to have centering pins, very important.

If you know the Sears bushings will fit your router base, I would go with this one just to save on needing to add the base. Adds a small extra thickness to be base. Not an issue for the dovetail jig but it may be a router bit height constraint in the future. I expect a few screws to remove, so just a minor delay in using the router.
 

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My router is a craftsman pro, so the sears one will fit. Wasn't sure if it was worth the extra money.
 

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Ok, the miles craft one from menards is crap. I went into sears last night all set to pick up the bushing set, and was about to do so when I spotted a craftsman version of the miles craft one on the clearance rack for 12 bucks. Now to be fair the package had been opened, but everything was there and unused. So I picked it up and tonight i attempted to use it, However it would no center and upon further inspection, the bushings were out of round, at least the one I needed. Also, one of the snap lock centers is used for centering the plate, and the bushing I needed wasn't centered in the snap lock. Well it's all packed up and going back on lunch tomorrow
 

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Ok, the miles craft one from menards is crap. I went into sears last night all set to pick up the bushing set, and was about to do so when I spotted a craftsman version of the miles craft one on the clearance rack for 12 bucks. Now to be fair the package had been opened, but everything was there and unused. So I picked it up and tonight i attempted to use it, However it would no center and upon further inspection, the bushings were out of round, at least the one I needed. Also, one of the snap lock centers is used for centering the plate, and the bushing I needed wasn't centered in the snap lock. Well it's all packed up and going back on lunch tomorrow
Hi Ryan - I guess we know why everything was there and unused. Sears shouldn't have put it back on the shelf.
I've had good luck with the Milescraft plates. Been through about half a dozen the last few years and have one on my Craftsman 27683 right now. I leave it on there because it's a nice router for inlay and engraving work and the turnlocks work well for swapping bushings around. :smile:
 
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