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Forum topic by ONi7734 posted 04-07-2012 11:52 PM 1022 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2012 11:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pinnacle insert plate kreg triton level

What I’m using: Kreg router table top/Fence/Stand, Triton router, Pinnacle aluminum insert plate (drilled access for router lift).

I’ve spent the day putting everything together and I get to the point where I’m ready to put the router on the insert plate and get ready to level.

Using the provided levelers from Kreg, I lower the 4 inside levelers so they would have no effect and just use the 4 outside to do the leveling.

Working front to back I used a straight edge over the span of the insert opening to get the back flush with the table top, lightly pressing on the front, making it obviously lower. This worked out great!

Moving to the front of the insert I moved my straight edge and proceeded in the same fashion. Success again. I thought I was all done and ready to put the fence on.

After I removed the straight edge I noticed that the back right corner of the insert wasn’t flush anymore. I pressed on it and the the front right corner popped up.

Anyone else had this problem?

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 10:49 PM

I’m chalking this up to user error… There are two bolts that go up through the bottom of the router and connect to plastic nuts on top of the base. These are used to attach the straight edge and circle jigs that come with the router… The bolts stick up about 1/16 (if that) proud of the rest of the base which was causing the plate to bend when it was attached.

I double checked the instructions with the router and it wasn’t mentioned that these bolts needed to be removed, of course they intend for it to put on their “Triton” branded table.

I was close to getting another triton to compare and try another plate… Glad I figured it out.

So the bolts were taken out, plate is back on and leveled in the table, I’m ready to get to work.

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