Kreg Router Table setup questions

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Forum topic by sawdustmaster posted 12-29-2010 04:01 PM 2332 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-29-2010 04:01 PM

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Anyone have a Kreg Precision router table that could answer a few questions for me?

I am at the setup point where you drill your baseplate for your own router. I got a Milwaukee 5616 for christmas and will be drilling for that. My questions are these:

1. After using the clear sub-base for a template do I re-attach it to my router THEN screw the whole thing to the bottom of the base plate? Or, do I screw the router to the basplate without the clear sub-base on?

2. Which screws do I use to screw the router to the baseplate? The ones that came with the router seem too short to go through the Kreg phenolic plate and still into the router base. Do I need to find other screws that are counter-sinkable, unlike the milwaukee screws with a rounded top?

Any other setup advice that you guys can offer will be much appreciated.

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#1 posted 12-29-2010 04:13 PM

When I set up my router I use the screws that come with the router. I have to counter bore a larger hole to keep the pan head screws below the surface of the table plate.
Keep in mind that I have not set up a Kreg table. I would not know if it was all that different than any other though. If the plate is not thick enough to leave enough material after the counter bore, to support the weight of the router, then I would go with buying new hardware and counter sinking the plate.
I would never leave the router provided plate on. leaving it would take away a quarter inch of lift.

-- Mel,

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