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Forum topic by Seer posted 03-09-2010 08:39 PM 1754 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Seer

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03-09-2010 08:39 PM

Looking to purchase a universal base plate for my plunge router so I can use my PC Guides. Anyone here have a good idea or suggestion?
Jerry

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scrappy

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#1 posted 03-10-2010 02:14 AM

Jerry, What kind of router do you have? It will make a difference.

I have made one before, If you can find the material we can make one useing my scroll saw.

Give me a call.

Scrappy

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Dave Owen

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#2 posted 03-10-2010 04:17 AM

Yesterday I made a 5” square router plate of 1/4” Plexiglas for a Bosch Colt router. It’s not a universal plate, of course, but it turned out to be very accurate, and was not difficult to make. It accepts PC guides, and will be used in a mini router table I’m nearly finished with. Unless you truly need a universal plate, perhaps thii approach would do.

-- Dave O.

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#3 posted 03-10-2010 05:32 AM

Like scrappy said, what type of router is it? One of my routers is a Makita, and I bought an adapter ring for the existing base so I could use my PC guides.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 03-10-2010 05:41 AM

Check out Pat Warner’s web site.

-- Tom, Grove City, Ohio

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Seer

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#5 posted 03-10-2010 02:13 PM

The router is a black & decker plunge and the other is a craftsman stationary that I use in my table. The b&d has a weird size opening is what I am trying to change.

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#6 posted 03-10-2010 04:16 PM

You might try Rockler or Woodcraft. I know that the Rockler stores have a universal base with various holes in it to fit different routers. They also have the router base material to make your own.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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bigfish_95008

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#7 posted 03-10-2010 04:49 PM

Peach Tree has a clear plexy universal for $20. It also includes the centering pin. Woodcraft sells the same one. Rockler’s seemed a little to high tech for what I was looking to do.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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