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Forum topic by shelly_b posted 09-17-2012 02:18 PM 1135 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2012 02:18 PM

I am looking to buy a router plate insert for my router table. Kregg, Woodpecker… Any suggestions? I have a really hard time making choices on my own, esp buying online. I have the bosch benchtop router table, and the aluminum plate sucks. It is impossible to get level so after ruining 2 arched stiles for a cabinet door lastnight, I ripped it off, took all the parts off of it, and put an old desk top on the cabinet. So, now I need a plate b/c the top is too thick to just attatch the router straight to it. Thanks!!


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#1 posted 09-17-2012 02:29 PM

Rockler plates for $30.

If you need one that’s oversold, I’ll sell you one of mine (I have group A, which I think is for bosch routers too) at cost.

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 03:13 PM

I actually just looked at those. Are they always on “sale” or is this really a limited time thing? I would def be interested in yours as long as they work good.

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#3 posted 09-17-2012 04:07 PM

well, I am going with that plate, but I have decided to get the router lift with it lol. Any idea how often these go on sale? It is on sale for $189 now down from $109

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#4 posted 09-17-2012 04:08 PM

oops, down from $209

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#5 posted 09-17-2012 10:44 PM

The lift is a good one for smaller routers; I considered one myself when they were on sale for $149.99 not too long ago.

I have no complaints with the plates. The rings are secured with screws, but it’s not a big deal to change them, which I don’t do as often as I though I would.

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#6 posted 09-17-2012 10:49 PM

I’m not sure these will work for you depending upon how thick your top is. I bought these for use on the router table I just built with a JessEm router lift and they work great.

http://www.woodcraft.com/PRODUCT/2020923/23139/KREG-PRECISION-ROUTER-TABLE-INSERT-PLATE-LEVELERS.ASPX?refcode=10INGOPB&gclid=CNHy8u_YvbICFcKDQgodXSAA6g

I bought mine at the local woodcraft store and am VERY happy I did. I also got the template for routing out the cutout for my lift. After ruining 2 pieces of plywood, I found the template for $15 and felt pretty dumb considering all the time I’d spent trying to make my own template to use with a flush trim bit. You’re smart with going with an insert plate with your existing router table. If you need this, it’s great:

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2020283/30090/woodpeckers-router-table-insert-installation-template.aspx

Jarod

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#7 posted 09-22-2012 11:15 AM

Thanks:) The template would be a big help, I’d hate to mess up my new top! And I have the 2 1/4HP bosch, so not sure if the lift will work with that or not…I would think so b/c it’s not that big. I would like to get a bigger one, but I really have no need to since I have not ran into anything this one can’t handle or boggs down on…

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