ryobi 163 router insert plate?

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Forum topic by toehead posted 01-23-2014 04:31 AM 1440 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2014 04:31 AM

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My neighbor gave me a new ryobi 1 1/2 router/table combo.I’m going to build a built in router table on my next work/miter bench.I cant find any info online if any insert plates will work with it .I see a lot of plates for porter cable and Bosch style routers .the lil router works great but the table is a little small,and ya i got a kick ass neighbor. thanks ya’ll

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#1 posted 01-23-2014 05:37 AM

I just picked up a Kreg insert plate at Grizzly yesterday. Unless your Ridgid has an unusual base, I can’t see why it wouldn’t work with the Kreg plate, since you transfer the bolt pattern for your router to the plate and drill holes accordingly. Perhaps you can compare the base of your router to the routers listed for the various plates to see if they look the same or similar. BTW, Grizzly had the Kregs on sale for $49 vs normal $69 price. Kreg also makes leveling brackets to make it easier to get a perfectly flush fit between the plate your table. They are about $20.

-- Ken, Blaine Washington

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#2 posted 01-23-2014 11:41 AM

ya you are correct,i was trying to avoid having to drill out a plate because i dont have a press.guess i’ll have trust the steady hand.thanks for the info .

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 11:58 AM

Hey toehead. I live near an ace hardware and many other hardware stores carry something like this. I used it for a long time before I got my cheapo drill press now. If you need to drill something straight with a hand drill it’s very useful. They only cost 20 to 30 dollars. Hope this helps.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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