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Forum topic by peytone posted 03-24-2014 04:37 PM 799 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2014 04:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router table router plate fitting router plate router question

After reading along for some time, I finally find myself posting. Thanks to all for the help I’ve received already!

So, I have a router table with a 9”x 12” plate (Bosch RA1200) and I would like to put a Jessem Lift in which has a
9 1/4” x 11 3/4” stated dimension. Can I fit that plate to my table safely? Or should I start over with a whole new top?

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 05:12 PM

Your plate has to fit in the opening tightly to avoid sloppiness in your cuts so I’d say you’re out of luck. There may be a way to close up the gap across the end dimension, but it may be cheaper in the long run to start over. It would depend on 2what the existing table is made of, the covering (if any) and probably a few other things. It wouldn’t hurt to try, but it also may be just wasted time; at least that’s how I see it.

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#2 posted 03-24-2014 05:26 PM

Thanks Fred! That’s what I was afraid of…Oh,well. I’ll use it as is until I can’t. Love the Merle quote! Thanks

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#3 posted 03-24-2014 07:20 PM

What is your top made from?? I would think you could graft a filler strip in there and recut the hole to fit the size of the new plate.

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#4 posted 03-24-2014 09:34 PM

That would work, but the corner radii of the two plates probably don’t match, so that’s one more obstacle to deal with.

To the OP, if you have the space, keep the current top and plate as a secondary router table and build a new top for the new lift.

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