1201/1261 - BasePlate/BushingSet™

TurnLock™ baseplate allows fast, easy tool-free exchange of guide bushings



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Forget fumbling with tiny bolts and screwdrivers! The TurnLock™ concept turns changing guide bushings, and installing router attachments into a simple matter of a 1/4 twist. With the Milescraft BasePlate/BushingSet™, just align the TurnLock™ bushing inside the TurnLock™ base and twist.  The cogs on the outside of the bushing slip into the slots on the inside of the base, locking the bushing in place.  Reverse the process to remove the bushing. The TurnLock™ Base Plate is clear and greatly increases the user’s visibility of the work area and allows for more consistent alignment of router bits with any template shape. The TurnLock™ base attaches to any of the Milescraft router attachments via the same principle…align and twist.

Guide Bushings

  • Durable guide bushings maintain consistent alignment with any router template shape
  • TurnLock™ technology features fast tool-free guide bushing exchanges on most routers
  • Includes 8 common bushing sizes: 5/16”, 3/8”, 7/16”. 1/2″, 5/8”, 51/64”, and 7/16” & 5/8” extended nose
  • Includes Top Hat adaptor to convert other metal bushings into TurnLock™ quick change bushings

TurnLock™ BasePlate

  • Clear BasePlate for visibility of the work area
  • Tough polycarbonate base plate can be modified with a drill or file to fit nonstandard routers
  • Centering pin included for fast accurate BasePlate installation
  • Includes common mounting screws for attachment to most routers
  • Base plate fits most compact and full-size routers.

Equipped with the patented TurnLock™ Technology

  • Allows for fast tool-free guide bushing and router attachment exchanges
  • Thumb-activated lock/release mechanism enhances speed and safety when changing tools
  • The TurnLock™ base plate accepts all Milescraft® bushings

For more information on our universal base plate, see our compatibility chart and template.

1201 Busing Sizes

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  • BasePlate Material

    Clear Polycarbonate

  • Bushing Material

    Plastic with Metal Nose

  • Includes

    7" BasePlate, 8 common bushing sizes: 5/16”, 3/8”, 7/16”. 1/2", 5/8”, 51/64” and 7/16” & 5/8” extended nose, top hat adaptor, centering pin, and mounting screws

  • Weight

    0.92 lbs

1201/1261 BasePlate/BushingSet Manual (pdf)

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BasePlate Mounting Key Manual (pdf)

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Average Review:
4.75 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings

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  1. 4 out of 5

    The turn lock system is easy to use. Sometimes the bushings stick a bit when removing them from the base plate. Maybe a little oil or sanding would help. I’ll have to work on it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I have had the turn lock technology base plate for about a year. I purchased it at my local hardware store. I have it mounted on my Dewalt fix base router, Model number DW616. I love the plate itself. It’s a little thick but still works. The bushings work great with my stencil sign making kit. This is one of my favorite additions to my router.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I really want to thank your company for an excellent product and price. Most importantly, I really want to thank you for your follow thru on all associated with my purchase of this item Even though it is not a lot of money for you folks your service was exceptional. I wish more companies were like yours and had folks like you working for them. That is what makes a world of difference in who I go to when purchasing.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Great products! This is a very nice set and the price won’t empty your wallet.

  5. 5 out of 5

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)


  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Works great with template sets to make signs.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    It came on time and I put it right to work. I enjoy using you products.
    Thanks for such a good product.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Nice system. Wish I would have found this sooner.

  10. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    It may just be my old BD router, but getting a really good alignment is not as simple as it maybe could be. I have made bushings from nylon nuts to put in the slots to cut down the slop between my screws and the base plate, while also using the provided alignment tool. I will be trying this soon using a dovetail bit and one of the bushings. Alignment for dovetails of course has to be as precise as possible.

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Replacement better than the old original

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)


How do I use the centering pin to center the base plate on my router?

The Milescraft centering pin can be used to accurately align and center the TurnLock™ Base Plate. This is not an extremely tight fit as the centering happens from the convex area of the pin. The pin is two sizes, ¼” and ½”, based on the collet sizes.

  1. Remove the existing base from the router by removing the appropriate screws.
  2. Insert appropriate end of the centering pin into router collet. (Follow your router manufacturer’s instruction for this step.)
  3. Install provided TurnLock Bushing on to the Base Plate by twisting into the TurnLock opening in the center of the Base Plate. (Example: If the 1/4″ end is inserted into your router’s collet use the 5/8″ bushing on the 1/2″ end of the centering pin.)
  4. Place the BasePlate on top of the router so that the screw mounting recesses are facing away from the router.
  5. After lowering the Base Plate so it is in contact with the centering pin, rotate the Base Plate over the router’s threaded screw holes until the correct alignment is found.
  6. Loosely fasten the Base Plate to the router by reinstalling the same screws removed in step 1 or if necessary, the screws provided.
  7. Adjust the Base Plate as needed to center the TurnLock Bushing on the centering pin. (Note: This is not an extremely tight fit as the centering happens from the convex area of the pin.)
  8. When centered, secure the Base Plate into position by tightening the appropriate screws.
  9. Remove the TurnLock Bushing from the Base Plate by twisting it out of the TurnLock mechanism.
  10. Remove the centering pin from the router collet. (Follow your router manufacturer’s instruction for this step.)

Your TurnLock Router Base Plate is now installed and centered. To use, simply twist the desired bushing into place. Follow you router manufacturers’ guidelines for proper router operation.

Do I need special screws to attach the TurnLock™ BasePlate to my Ryobi Router?

Some Ryobi routers require special screws which will be supplied upon request at no charge to you. To acquire these special screws please contact Milescraft Customer Service via email,  info@milescraft.com or phone 224-227-6930.

How do I prevent the spread of sawdust when using my router?

If your router comes with a dust deflector, we recommend installing this before routing. It may also be helpful to install a dust collection adapter on your router, should this accessory be available for your particular brand/model number.

Is the Ryobi One+ compatible with the base plate?

Yes, the Ryobi One+ P601 is compatible with the #30681 TurnLock Base Plate. This Ryobi router does not require special screws.

Is my compact/palm/trim router compatible with the base plate?

Base plate compatibility chart and template.


Compatible Compact/Palm/Trim Routers:

Bosch/Colt PR20EVSPK
Bosch GFK125CE
DeWalt DCW600B
DeWalt DWE6000
DeWalt DWP611
Ridgid R2401
Ridgid R24012
Ridgid R86044B
Ridgid R860443B
Ryobi P601

Not compatible w/o plunge attachment:

Makita RT0700C (requires a plunge attachment for installation on the base plate)
Makita RT0701C (requires a plunge attachment for installation on the base plate)
Makita XTR01 (requires a plunge attachment for installation on the base plate)
Bosch/Colt PR20EVS (requires a plunge attachment for installation on the base plate)
Milwaukee 2723-20 (requires Milwaukee plunge attachment 48-10-5601, will align with slots C and G.).

Not compatible:

Porter Cable PC450
Bauer 19121E-B

Can I modify the base plate to fit my router?

In some instances, NOT ALL holes in the router’s base will match the mounting pattern. Only two diagonal holes matched to a router’s base are required (as a minimum) for proper installation and operation. You may decide to modify an existing slot or add hole(s) to better suit your router. The screws supplied may not fit your router. If you supply your own screws, DO NOT use “countersink” head styles.