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Forum topic by AJswoodshop posted 10-17-2012 05:33 PM 689 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2012 05:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router

If your going to mount your router to a insert plate, do you mount your router to the plate with the screws that were in your router base plate?

Thanks!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop


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#1 posted 10-17-2012 05:43 PM

Hi AJ
In most cases yes but some times the insert is to thick and you have to get longer screws

Edit
sometimes you can drill a counter sink in the insert plate and have the standard screws work too.

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#2 posted 10-17-2012 05:59 PM

Probably will need different screws

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#3 posted 10-17-2012 06:17 PM

usually requires longer screws.

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#4 posted 10-17-2012 06:29 PM

Thanks guys fir the comments! I’ll post the router table in the projects when it’s done.

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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#5 posted 10-17-2012 06:35 PM

+1 on all that’s been said…I’ll just add to insure you’re going to use the same type a screw size/thread. I just added a new router to my table and almost ruined the router base. At first glance it looked like it needed a #8-32 screw. It started, but then got tight. After closer inspection (under magnifying glass) noticed the threads were different. Broke out my calipers and the original screws in the router were metric.

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#6 posted 10-17-2012 07:23 PM

I needed longer screws for mine. My plate is small enough that I can use it as a base out of the table for simple runs. I recently had to edge some 16’ long handrail pieces and sure was nice to just lift the router out and go without swapping to my base plate.

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#7 posted 10-18-2012 12:44 AM

AJ, like everyone said, you might need longer screws. Check the threads carefully so you get the right ones. Some might be metric on newer routers.
I can’t wait to see what you have designed for a router table!!........................Jim

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#8 posted 10-18-2012 12:49 AM

Thanks Jim! I just completed all of the drawers today, it’s coming along!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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#9 posted 10-18-2012 03:29 PM

My plate came with longer screws for PC bases (it was also pre-drilled for a PC router). For the craftsman router I had, a trip to the hardware store with the base was in order. If you have to buy new screws, make sure they are flat top machine screws. Buy a nut for the screws also. You may have to trim them. Put the nut on the screw before you take a hack saw/cutoff wheel to them. After you cut, twist the nut off to clean the threads up.

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