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Forum topic by Laughran posted 10-25-2014 07:19 PM 1603 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Laughran

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10-25-2014 07:19 PM

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I just bought a Triton 3 1/4 hp router, and want to mount it in my table saw, so I’m looking at router plates.
It’s a heavy router and I’m looking for recommendations, Have any of you bought the Kreg plate? Or the Benchdog plate? Or any other brand?
I appreciate your thoughts

-- David


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6mmBR

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#1 posted 10-25-2014 09:39 PM

I have the same router, and I went with the MLCS router extension for my table saw. It comes with a router plate made of aluminum.

I found out later that the dimensions are different from the other main sellers of these plates. It works fine, but you’ll have to drill holes for the router to mount it. The holes on the plate that are “dotted” are for other routers, not the Triton. And then you’ll need to drill the hole for the lift operator if you use it.

With the extension mounted to my table saw, I have no trouble accessing the lift mechanism so I haven’t drilled that last hole yet.

I like this setup. I have my saw set up high enough to be comfortable for me, and so is the router. The extension comes with a decent fence too.

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firefighterontheside

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#2 posted 10-25-2014 09:42 PM

I have the Rockler plate for the triton. It’s about 3/8 thick aluminum and lines up perfectly with the holes on the triton 3 1/4. Just make sure you get the right one. The triton is listed in the list of routers that it fits.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#3 posted 10-26-2014 12:15 AM

I too have the Rockler plate for the triton. Works well and as Bill says the holes line up perfectly.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#4 posted 10-26-2014 12:20 AM

I have the kreg plate and it works great.

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#5 posted 10-26-2014 12:41 AM

I have this and I love it.

http://www.incrementaltools.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MLPALUMINUM

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#6 posted 10-26-2014 01:21 AM

I’ve got the Woodpecker’s plate:

http://www.woodpeck.com/aluminsert.html

3/8” aluminum and obviously all the holes for mounting. What made me choose this over the Incra (and others) was that it was also pre-drilled for the height adjustment wrench. I’m not sure if others have started adding this feature yet, but at the time, the Woodpecker’s plate was the only aluminum one with this feature. Wanted to stay away from the 1/4” phenolic ones due to the weight of the router.

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firefighterontheside

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#7 posted 10-26-2014 01:31 AM

Good point gtbuzz, I did have to drill for the adjustment handle. But I think some that are already drilled for that have so many holes because of accommodating numerous routers.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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retfr8flyr

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#8 posted 10-26-2014 01:57 AM

David I have the Incra plate that I am not using, replaced it with my lift. If your interested in it shoot me a PM.

-- Earl

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 10-26-2014 02:31 AM



I have the kreg plate and it works great.

- Woodmaster1

Me too. My plate isn’t mounted to the table. I take it out when it is not in use.
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#10 posted 10-26-2014 03:14 AM

I have the benchdog aluminum router plate and it works perfect. Quite solid with no sag whatsoever.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 10-26-2014 03:37 AM


Good point gtbuzz, I did have to drill for the adjustment handle. But I think some that are already drilled for that have so many holes because of accommodating numerous routers.

- firefighterontheside

Note: If it means anything, the Kreg is pre drilled for the bit height adjustment crank. And the Kreg plate I bought for the Bosch 1617 was pre drilled also.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#12 posted 10-26-2014 02:58 PM


I ve got the Woodpecker s plate:

http://www.woodpeck.com/aluminsert.html

3/8” aluminum and obviously all the holes for mounting. What made me choose this over the Incra (and others) was that it was also pre-drilled for the height adjustment wrench. I m not sure if others have started adding this feature yet, but at the time, the Woodpecker s plate was the only aluminum one with this feature. Wanted to stay away from the 1/4” phenolic ones due to the weight of the router.

- gtbuzz

Great choice. It is a solid aluminium router plate that will not sag over time.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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Laughran

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#13 posted 10-26-2014 05:25 PM

Thanks for all the responses, lots of good information.

Earl , I sent you a PM
Thanks

-- David

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