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Forum topic by ChunkyC posted 11-01-2009 10:29 PM 2071 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChunkyC

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11-01-2009 10:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router question

It’s that time again, time for a new fully enclosed router table. I will be using a Freud 2-1/4 HP router (adjustable from above) mounted in the new table. I was wondering if y’all have any recommendations for insert plates.

Thanks,

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135


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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 11-01-2009 10:50 PM

Rockler Router lift FX, on sale now for $150. Perfect for 2hp router motors. I figure if the plate itself costs $60 to $100, you might as well get the lift, which includes the plate. Just did this myself….very nice.

If you do get just the plate, make sure you double check the size so that it mates with your table.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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ChunkyC

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 10:52 PM

My router is adjustable from above, no lift required.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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bigike

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 11:39 PM

get the acrylic and make one. but if not get the jessem plate its pretty cool i have a hitachi 3 1/4hp and this is my plan i have to put it in my side table on my tablesaw but dont really want to cut into it yet.

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ChunkyC

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 11:45 PM

Does Jessem even make a plate without the lift? I’m not familiar with one if they do.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 11-02-2009 07:47 PM

hey Chunk: I use two different router plates. I have a regular blue Rockler plate I use in my Norm r.t. It has no lift, is heavy metal, and comes with two inserts. I have my Hitachi M12V mounted in it. Simple, but strong.
The other one is a Rousseau plate. Good plate, cause the inserts just”pop”out, and goes from small to large bits. Had it for a long time. It’s heavy phenolic. With your size router that you mentioned, you can use either one with no worries. Just look under Rockler router plates if you take the mag. Jusat a suggestion.

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ChunkyC

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#6 posted 11-02-2009 08:42 PM

Tubby :))

Those are the two that I’ve been looking at. I’ll have to take a hard look at them both and do a bit of a side by side comparison.

cc

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 04:20 PM

Chunk: Either one you decide on is a good choice, I think. One thing though: the two plates will not enterchange in the table. The Rousseau is smaller than the Rockler in length and width. So you would have to cut your hole out according to the one you choose, IF either one. Just my penny!! Tub!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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mikedddd

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 06:25 PM

Jessem makes two router plates without a lift. The Rout R Plate which I believe is some type of phenolic and the Mast R Plate which is the one I have in my router table is made of heavy duty aluminum. The Rockler Router lift FX is identical to the Jessem Router lift FX except for the color.

-- Mike

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ChunkyC

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#9 posted 11-03-2009 08:31 PM

mikedddd:

I had to download the Jessem catalog from their web site to see them. Now I’ll have to investigate a dealer that carries them. Thanks for the tip!

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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Kent Shepherd

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#10 posted 11-03-2009 11:21 PM

Try this
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21299&filter=router%20plate
It works well.

I’ve got the old, smaller version in my table with the same router you have.

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ChunkyC

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#11 posted 11-04-2009 01:30 AM

Kent: Yeah that’s the insert I’ve been leaning too.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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