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03-28-2010 03:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: router plate insert

Working on the table as we speak and getting close enough to put in an order for a plate. Prefer aluminum, what are your recommendations? This one seems to be top of the list so far…

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/routacc1.html

What say you?

Thanks!


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#1 posted 03-28-2010 05:24 AM

The 28/sunday is the last day for free S/H …

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21299

If you want to buy a plate for another/same the inserts will fit both plates

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=19741

-- Rick

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 05:31 AM

Rockler is over priced for a lot of things but this is one area that they really have nailed down. Chances are they already have an aluminum plate (and theirs don’t hardly flex at all) that will come pre-drilled for your router, a lift if applicable, and a starter pin for free routing.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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#3 posted 03-28-2010 05:31 AM

That one is nice and cheap too, but i would just mt my router to a piece of ply or the bottom of the table your gonna mt the plate in that way i don’t have to level the plate.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 03-28-2010 06:22 AM

Does that Rockler plate come with a pin?

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#5 posted 03-28-2010 06:40 AM

Pins are extra… Fulcrum Pins, 2 per Pack 3.99 Pack

-- Rick

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#6 posted 03-28-2010 07:59 AM

I am saving my pennies for this one from woodpeckers

http://www.woodpeck.com/quicklift414.html

or this one

http://www.woodpeck.com/precisionrouterlift.html

i like the idea of not having to grovel on the floor underneat the router table to adjust its height

Hooky

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doyoulikegumwood

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#7 posted 03-28-2010 09:34 AM

rockler plates do come with the pin now just bought one the a few months ago

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#8 posted 03-28-2010 01:37 PM

Just ordered a Triton 3 1/4 router with crank for my soon to be built TS extension … so I don’t have to go the router lift route… $269.00 with free shipping from Woodcraft… Hoping I didn’t screw up. I’m anticipating a beast of a router, above table height adjustment and bit replacement. Right now I’m leaning toward a Woodpecker plate, but haven’t decided yet

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#9 posted 03-28-2010 03:53 PM

I have the Bosch 1617 with the adjustment tool so the “grovel” will be minimal.

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#10 posted 03-28-2010 04:12 PM

The Woodpeckers QL-350 Quick Lift is hard to beat and a great value at under $200. You insert a wrench and give it about a quarter turn and lift the router all the way up which allow easy, above the table, bit changes.

http://www.woodpeck.com/quickliftalum.html

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#11 posted 03-28-2010 07:53 PM

I also have the Bosch 1617. With the Rockler plates linked above, what inserts should I get and why? I have the Bosch bushing set that I’d like to be able to use, they’re 2” wide – would I just want to get the 2 1/2” opening insert and otherwise use the standard insert? Or should I get one without a hole since 2 1/2” is wider than the bushing base?

Thanks!

-- David P., Kansas City

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#12 posted 03-28-2010 08:07 PM

I had a Rosseau plate for many years that I used with a PC 3 hp. It worked fine. Im in the process of building a new RT and I chose to go with the woodpecker aluminium plate, partly because it is drilled to fit the Triton 3 1/4 router that I’ll be using.

-- Glen

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#13 posted 03-28-2010 08:14 PM

Hypnos, you might be better to get the adapter for the PC bushings and buy them instead. Far more options available, can get them in one piece brass, and far better quality.

http://www.amazon.com/RA1100-Threaded-Router-Template-Adapter/dp/B0009H5INI/ref=pd_cp_hi_1

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#14 posted 03-28-2010 08:30 PM

Actually the RA1100 adapter comes with the kit, so I suppose I could just get a set of PC bushings just for table use. Then I’d just need the Insert for standard 1-3/8’’ guide bushings. The insert with 2 1/2” opening for large bits – will that fit most bits but not raised panel bits I assume? If I ever get into that – what would I need to do?

-- David P., Kansas City

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#15 posted 03-29-2010 01:22 AM

Opium -

The MLCS router plate you pointed at is only 1/4” thick. Woodpecker’s alum plate is 3/8” thick. As far as PC guide bushings and brass inserts go, one of the twistloc rings included with the Woodpecker plate fits those.

I have the quiklift 420 and love it. But I do understand the price issue. I thought long and hard before I pulled the trigger on it but I haven’t regretted it.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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