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Forum topic by trevor7428 posted 12-17-2016 12:50 AM 350 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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trevor7428

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12-17-2016 12:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pet peeve router

I’m the kinda person, where a pet peeve really bothers me and its hard for me to let it go. One of them is Router table plates/ lifts. Why does every single manufacturer decide to make there router plates/ lifts different dimensions?

I purchased a Kreg router plate last year and of coarse had to purchase all the insert rings.

(which is another Pet Peeve of mine. That, they don’t include all insert rings with router plate. Especially on router lifts. The lifts cost a couple hundred $ and they can’t include all the insert rings? I can maybe understand if there metal, but no excuse if there plastic.)

Anyways, back to the Kreg router plate I purchased lol. I bought it for the DIY router table/ table saw wing I made, but needed a new router table after I sold the table saw and router table wing with it.

Well, of course Kreg doesn’t sell router tables without the plate. Or at least i didnt see any online. Now I have to go threw the hassle of finding a table with exact dimensions my Kreg plate will fit in.

Of coarse while browsing online you find a table you want, but of coarse its the wrong dimensions for my plate. (Damn greedy manufacturers want you to buy there table and plate together). In my opinion it hurts their business because people like me have the plate and want their table. Dont end up buying it because their plate doesn’t fit.

Well, I ended up falling into the manufacturers trap and bought the whole shi-bang. Rocklers Router Table, Fence, Router Lift FX and Porter Cable 690 Router

The main reason I bought it was because all items where in one package and included the free Porter Cable Router, which is only temporary for the winter sale. Of coarse I have to buy all the insert rings all over again. (BTW, I absolutely hate Rocklers Insert rings. I don’t know if using 3 tiny screws is the norm? I guess after being spoiled with Kregs insert ring design. It sucks using Rocklers.

Now I’m debating to make another router table to use with my Kreg Plate and have 2 router tables. Which would be kinda bad ass. Just don’t know if I have the room for it.

At least the make most Router fences adjustable to fit a variety of different size router tables

Anyone got any Woodworking pet peeve’s?

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion


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#1 posted 12-17-2016 02:24 PM

My woodworking peeve is that you have to pay for wood. The stuff literally grows on trees after all. They should just give it away.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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