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#1 posted 05-17-2013 07:21 PM


Is the cast iron table top supposed to be flat?

Incredibly, the table I just received is not flat. I put a straight edge across it left to right and there is a dip in the middle that tapers to the router plate hole slightly less than 1/16”. Again, this is cast iron we are talking about here.

Is this normal or do I have the worst luck in the history of the world?

In summary-
Cast iron router table – not flat
1/4” aluminum insert – not flat
ring that goes into 1/4” aluminum insert – doesn’t sit flush with the surface of the plate.

So when I push a piece of wood across the surface, it bumps.

I never thought it would be this hard to buy a decent router table. I’m starting to think I should make my own and buy a Woodpecker’s plate for it.

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