Excalibur Cast Iron Router Table and Woodpecker Plate

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Forum topic by cso posted 11-24-2013 12:40 PM 4106 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-24-2013 12:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router router table router plate excalibur woodpecker question

Does anybody have this combination currently? I know the measurements are identical, but the Excalibur plate is $140, and the already drilled for my Triton Router Woodpecker plate is $100. I know I’ll still have to drill 2 holes in the Woodpecker plate to mount it to the Excalibur table, but I figure 2 holes is better than 5, and is less money to boot. I notice that the Excalibur plate is 10mm thick, and the Woodpecker is 3/8. Not a major difference, especially with the leveling screws. Should I have any concerns about the fit between the cast iron table and the plate? Thanks.

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#1 posted 11-24-2013 04:24 PM

I looked at the Excalibur cast iron router table at Rockler yesterday, it seemed decently made. Can’t speak to the Woodpecker plate fitting but I looked at them at the woodworking show last week.

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 04:34 PM

I’m planning my first router table for the springtime. No lift. Going to be Woodpeckers’ or Incra’s plate. Looking forward to feedback on the Woodpeckers plate.

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 11:04 AM

Rockler carries the Excalibur? I know they have the Bench Dog cast iron top, but the Rockler/Bench Dog plates are differently sized than everyone else. I can’t find any Excalibur products on the Rockler website. Do they have it in just the stores only?

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