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Forum topic by Reaper417 posted 04-21-2013 04:58 PM 801 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2013 04:58 PM

Hey guys I have a question for you.I want to make a larger face plate for my router.Where could i get the screws foe it?Does somebody like home depot carry them or do I have to order them online?...Dave

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 05:05 PM

You could try Home Depot or other big box stores…I’ve had success with Ace Hardware. The Ace in my hometown has a larger assortment of odd sized/thread bolts and screws than the box stores. Bring a screw from your router and stock face plate with you and they (Ace) are more than helpful finding the ones you want….

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 07:54 PM

What router?
It helps to know the screw size too. If you’re not sure, bring one of the existing screws to lowe’s; they have a thread gauge to find out what you have. Once you find that it’s a simple matter of getting longer screws.

Another option, learned from bill hylton, is to drill out and tap the existing holes for a different size. 1/4-20 is a good one to use or maybe 10-24 or 10-32.

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

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