Making the Best Mating Possible: Mounting the Router to the Plate-Insert for Table Ops

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Forum topic by Coupe06 posted 01-16-2012 10:30 PM 789 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2012 10:30 PM

Hey All, I know its been a while, so 1st-off: Happy 2012 and the best of prospects & good health to everyone for the new year…

I’d like to believe that growth & learning belong together in everything; the best segue I can come up with for asking questions about ideas I want to try, that may not be as original( if at all) as I’d like.

For example, mounting my Bosch router to a 1/4” thick aluminum plate-insert for table routing operations. ‘Seems to me that mating metal-to-metal wouldn’t be the smartest technique without some kind of “interface” or cushioning.

‘Kind of like the meniscus disc in the knee…
If any of this theorizing sounds like somebody else’s experience could back it, I’d sure appreciate an assist with some suggestions as to what type (if any) of material to use.


-- Coupe06-Actual

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#1 posted 01-17-2012 12:39 AM

Don’t start talkin’ about my knee!!!!!!
Oh well…..
Now that I feel better, if it would make you feel more comfortable, any “gasket” such as paper, gasket material would work. Me? I would not have a big prob with the metal-to-metal contact. Having said that, my router is in contact with a non-metal plate. The co-metal/bi-metal contact might be an issue in a shop environ with weird atmospheric situation. Any gasket that you would use should not be too thick. That might cause some shifting over time.
Just my thoughts.


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#2 posted 01-17-2012 12:55 AM

...I hear you, Bill… You sound like you might have spent some time with those guys in the “Airplane-Gang” at FBNC, like me.
Its all good though, and I thank you sincerely for the input…’actually, you ‘spot-on’ what I had in mind.

Thanks again,

-- Coupe06-Actual

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