Router table insert rant

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Forum topic by richgreer posted 09-09-2010 03:54 PM 889 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2010 03:54 PM

There are at least 3 sizes of router table inserts that are common these days: 8.25×11.75, 9.25×11.75 and 9×12. There is at least one major retailer selling each of these sizes exclusively.

I find this upsetting. Why can’t the industry standardize?

I use 2 tools in my router table: a router and a oscillating spindle sander (PC-121). The insert plate attached to my OSS is 9.25×11.75. That forces me into that size of plate for a router. The new MCLS motorized router lift only comes with a 9×12 insert plate. Bummer!!

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 09-09-2010 05:58 PM

It would also be nice if they would standardize on the size and placement of the screw holes for attaching the plate to the router. It’s irritating that I have to buy plates specific to my brand of router.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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