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Forum topic by Peteyb posted 09-26-2012 02:23 AM 1365 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Peteyb

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09-26-2012 02:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: router plate woodpecker

I have a General Cast iron router wing that says the opening is 9 1/14” X 11 3/4”. I bought a Woodpecker side winder with a 9 1/4” X 11 3/4” plate. Well there are not fitting. It fits in the 9 1/14” side but not the 11 3/4”. Any helpful things to do or do I have to take them back to woodcraft where I bought them and return them?


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#1 posted 09-28-2012 03:43 AM

Which piece measures true? If neither does, send them both back. If one does, keep it and replace the other piece with assurances from the vendor on the true dimensions.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#2 posted 09-28-2012 04:34 AM

I went back to Woodcraft today with both pieces. They called and got a few different people at General but they were not much help. They were able when I was at the store to get a Kreg router plate to fit in. So they think that Woodpecker will not work on it. I have to wait till Tuesday to see what they think. It looks to me that if I want to use the Woodpecker sidwinder and plate that I will have to return the General cast iron router wing and order a Bench Dog.

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 04:58 AM

Is the woodpeckers plate aluminum? Looks like it. How much is it off by? You can trim the plate down to make it fit if it’s not too much. A large bastard file should make quick work of it.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 11:41 AM

Or an edge sander.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#5 posted 09-28-2012 01:21 PM

Talk to Woodpeckers directly, they are a fantastic company.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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#6 posted 09-28-2012 01:30 PM

Woodpeckers will bend over backwards for their customers. Call them directly.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#7 posted 09-29-2012 12:40 AM

Thanks for the responses. When I was at Woodcraft they did say that I might be able sand a little off or even mill a lift off but i would think the radius in the corner would get messed up. I will have to see if I get time tomorrow and see if I can contact Woodpecker and see what they say.

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#8 posted 09-29-2012 03:08 AM

I would take the time to call Woodpecker since they have a special plate for Benchdog. make sure you pay attention to details and save yourself a big pain

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#9 posted 09-29-2012 07:50 PM

I have looked at Woodpeckers website and don’t see where there have two different sizes of router plates. Yes they have two different lifts to fit all the different size routers but all the plates are the same.

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#10 posted 10-01-2012 02:52 AM

i’m glad I read this thread. I have a woodpecker router-lift and the baseplate is twisted. I will call them to see if they have a solution.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Peteyb

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#11 posted 10-06-2012 05:48 PM

So I got word from Woodcraft today. General did say that they have messed up on a batch but are not going to make new ones till next year. So do I wait for a new cast iron router wing or go else where.

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#12 posted 10-09-2012 05:27 PM

I personally would go elsewhere after returning the defective General wing. Richard Hummel at Woodpeckers runs one of the best customer service oriented companies around. They will work with you and maybe even help you find a new wing. Just call them, they are easy to work with.

-- Improvidus, Apto quod Victum-- Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

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#13 posted 10-10-2012 01:54 AM

I called Woodpecker and they said they knew of no one that made a cast iron table saw wing that will fit a t 9 1/4×11 3/4 opening.

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