Router table update

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Forum topic by Bret posted 02-13-2009 01:01 AM 872 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-13-2009 01:01 AM

I just got a free router table when a woodworking buddy upgraded to a new Woodpeck table and his loss is my gain.

That said, his insert plate didn’t fit my Freud router so I’ve picked up a new plate from Rockler. It’s a tad bigger than the current opening so I picked up an MDF template also from Rockler and routed out a new opening to fit the new plate. All good so far (except for the two places I dinged the laminate around the opening).

The new plate locks in place using two screws at opposite corners. The hole in the table is big enough that, when I look through the holes in the plate where the locking screws are supposed to go, I see the floor. The hole itself doesn’t have any MDF there where I’m supposed to put in my threaded inserts.

So my question is this: What’s the best way to add some support there to hold the inserts? Add a strip of plywood or MDF or something across each corner and then add a block into which I can place the insert? What materials would you suggest? I believe that, from looking at the table before I did anything to it, that he must have just used the leveling screws to level his plate but never locked it down….



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#1 posted 02-13-2009 03:17 AM

I don`t fasten mine down, just the weight of my router holds it in place just fine.

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