Installing a Router Plate

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Blog entry by Sailor posted 02-13-2012 04:48 AM 5558 reads 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this video on how to install a router plate into the top of a router table. This is a fairly simple method of accomplishing this task, give it a try it’s easy.

Thanks for watching!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 11:54 AM

Nice. I was brainstorming last night on how I should go about doing this. It wasn’t my exact thought but, it is better than mine. Where did you get the plate from?

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 01:39 PM

nice job sailor.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 02:25 PM

Thanks! Excellent dbol, hope it goes well for you.

I think I got mine from Amazon-

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 02:44 PM

Great information, Thanks for posting.
I looked at some of your other videos and noticed you use a lot of Hitachi Tools, how do you like them? I have a small driver from them and I am looking at getting a larger drill Driver combo. Any thoughts?


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 02-13-2012 08:14 PM

Thanks for the video. I am at the point of doing the same thing on the router table I’m building.
My first reaction, while I was watching your video, was “shouldn’t he go the other way (clockwise) with the router”.
The right hand rule says: with palm facing down, point the thumb towards the edge being routed and the index finger shows the direction the router needs to go.
In this case you’re not exactly cutting on the edge of the material, but you’re following the edge of the template and I thought the same rule applies.
Can you or other more experienced (than me) woodworkers explain what would be the safe way to rout in this case? Thanks.

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#6 posted 02-13-2012 08:21 PM

Good job, Rockler also sells that plate. Where does the “sailor” come from?

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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#7 posted 02-13-2012 11:36 PM

thanks for the video

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#8 posted 02-14-2012 05:46 PM

Very timely video. Thanks

-- - Martin

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#9 posted 02-15-2012 02:39 PM

Nice video.

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#10 posted 02-17-2012 04:13 PM

i have been wondering how i was going to do this. thanks.

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