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Forum topic by paul1474 posted 08-30-2015 12:18 AM 741 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2015 12:18 AM

Got a new Triton TRA001 router and am going to install it in a table saw wing extension. I have an aluminum Woodpecker plate. My question is how big of an opening should I cut in my top for the router to fit in? Or , how much of a lip do I need to secure plate? Instructions mentions 3/8”, but the mounting holes measure 1/2” from edge. I was thinking 3/4” to be safe, just wandering if anyone else tried this.

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#1 posted 08-31-2015 05:21 PM

The opening through the table top is only dictated by the width of your router + the handles, if that works I see no reason that the lip to support the plate couldn’t be ¾”.
I have a 3¼ hp Triton mounted to a Kreg plate in a ¾” melamine [torsion box] top and a 3/8” lip seems to be sufficient, after 5 years I see no deflection.

Best Regards. – Len
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#2 posted 08-31-2015 05:37 PM

I have a woodpecker plate in my table for about 15 years now, the lip it sits on is only 1/4”. If you’re worried about the strength of the ledge, go ahead and make it 3/4”...if the router will fit through the opening.

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#3 posted 08-31-2015 08:16 PM

Yes I made opening with 3/4’ lip and it fits fine. Got it level and am waiting for fence and mitre slot. Thanks

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