new plate for my new router:)

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Blog entry by shelly_b posted 01-12-2013 08:13 PM 1246 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i have had a frued router for a couple, maybe a few, months now that i haven’t been able to use b/c it didn’t fit my old router plate. i have been using my bosch that i have had for about 1 1/2yrs. the above table adjustment is a joke. the threads that raise/lower it are so small, they clog with saw dust in no time, then the allen wrench stripped b/c it was also too small. It came with a base for the table and a fixed base. It was also a 2 wrench bit change. A while ago the height adjustment knob broke all together when a tiny washer broke so the only way to adjust it was to open it up and move it by hand. I will say i never had any problems with the motor lol. So, i saw the freud in a good review and saw the price so i bought it! it has above table adjustment that has a BIG threaded rod, one handed bit change, and a plunge and fixed base, all for about $200. When i got it, i realized it didn’t fit the router plate (a rockler that i didn’t care for anyway). it took me longer than i planned to get the new plate b/c i am too busy! but now i finally have it, and though i haven’t had a chance to use it much yet, i love it so far!!! it took a little longer to mount it than i planned since it was a blank plate and larger than my last plate. i ruined a forstner bit after it overheated and turned blue while drilling the hole for the above table depth adjustment and had a couple frusturating moments, but am really excited to have a router table that is easy to use!!
The new plate:
The new router

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 08:18 PM

The new setup

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 08:43 PM

Looks like a good setup. That Freud should serve you very well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 01-12-2013 09:37 PM

Great size table

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 01-12-2013 10:13 PM

yes lol. i originally had the bosch top that came with it, but the crappy plate couldn’t be leveled, so i ripped it off and put this on. i beleive it was to an old desk, and it was free:) it’s really heavy…and smells old when you cut/route into it lol. it has the smell that makes me think asbestos lol. i am eventually going to make a fancier, slightly smaller one. but this was what i had at the time and works for now.

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