|Review by JLYoung||posted 09-30-2008 06:04 PM||5027 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I ordered this router table insert plate on a Thursday afternoon and received it on Monday afternoon which I think is an excellent delivery time. The shipment arrived well packaged with everything in it. The instructions to install this thing are very detailed and laid out in a logical step by step manner, which though very complex and daunting upon first review, became quite logical once you take the time to follow the instruction procedure. It took me quite a bit of time to get this plate installed for the simple reason that alignment pin and trammel bar provided to cut the circular depression you sit the plate into have very tight tolerances. I had to go through 3 or 4 iterations of progressively enalrging the hole in the router plate before I got a nice snug fit. The plate is now installed but admittedly I haven’t had the chance to use it any great amount. I’ll update the review as I work with the thing. I have only two comments: 1. There is a step in the instructions that tells you to cut slots in the underside of the plate that allow you to lift the router up, tip it and slide the whole plate out from underneath the table. The picture and dimensions give in the instructions won’t work as shown in the illustration. The depth of the slot must be measured from the outermost radius of the circle, not the corner of the slot. (Makes sense if you have the sketch in front of you). the second issue I had was that since I had to do so may iterations, which include removing the router from the base plate) the depth of the rabbet got a bit too deep for the plate. I solved this by installing small screws into the rabbet which I used to level the plate. It may have been be easier if Veritas had added some levelling screws to the plate itself.