|Forum topic by ndtrek07||posted 12-31-2013 11:48 PM||1624 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-31-2013 11:48 PM
I’m getting ready to use my Dewalt DW618 router to put a chamfer on my workbench legs, but I’ve run into a problem. My router came with two bases: A fixed and plunge:
It also came with two lexan subbases, one with a large opening (2.5”) attached to the fixed base, and one with a small opening (1.25”) attached to the plunge base. The sub base with the small opening has 4 screw-holes (at 90 degree increments), and the sub base with the large opening has 3 screw-holes (At 120 degree increments).
The chamfer bit I have is too big for the small sub-base, so I set to moving the sub-base with the large hole to the plunge base. I then discover that the plunge router only has screw-holes that fit the sub-base with the small hole.
So I’m feeling a bit stuck. I can’t seem to find a dewalt sub-base that fits what I need. I’m using the plunge router because I don’t have a router table, and that seemed the best way to get a consistent chamfer across all the pieces I’m working on.
Do I need to make my own, or find a generic one that will fit? Do I use it without a sub-base at all?
I’d appreciate any recommendations – Thanks!