Any suggestion how to mount a 3hp Ryobi to a homemade router table.

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Forum topic by ashahidan posted 04-13-2012 01:45 PM 6381 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2012 01:45 PM

I mounted my 3hp Ryobi router to my homemade router table but I am worried that the machine might break loose from the base-plate. I used the original four small screws which secured the original base-plate to the router.

Here is a picture of the router table base-plate.

Do you think the four screws could be strong enough to hold the router to the table. I could not use longer or bigger screws as the screw holes are small and do not go right through the router base.

-- asm

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#1 posted 04-13-2012 02:21 PM

As long as the thickness of the table under the screw head is the same as the stock base plate that came with the router you should be okay. Most tables and table inserts are thicker than the stock base plate (which is removed before remounting on the table) so you have to countersink the screw hole for the head (which you need to do anyway for clearance). I have a 3hp Portercable router under my home made table and I used a manufactured insert I got from Rockler. The potentially weakest point in the connection is the table itself, so if you’re really still worried about it holding fast then get longer screws and keep the table thicker under the screw heads. My two cents…....hope it helps.

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#2 posted 04-13-2012 10:26 PM

Thank you jaidi.
The insert is 50% thicker than the stock baseplate and I countersunk the screw holes as you said.

-- asm

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