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Forum topic by kram2001ca posted 03-27-2009 04:01 AM 869 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2009 04:01 AM

I just bought a new Milluakee router, and am a little unsure of how to attach it to my table. My old router is a Black and Decker, and the attachment holes went right through the router base. The insert on my table is a piece of lexon, so I just use some small screws through that and the router base, and secure it with nuts. The holes on my new router however, do not go all the way through. Do I just use screws long enough to go through the table insert, and into the holes in the router and tighten them? Where there are no nuts used to secure, will the vibration from the router loosen them?? Any input on this would be great. Thanks

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 04:48 AM

Ditto what Dave said, but if you are really worried, you could add a drop of Red Locktite “thread locker” to the threads of each machine screw. It will prevent them from accidentally vibrating loose.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 03-27-2009 04:56 AM

Make that three … Never had a problem and never had a screw loosen. I did add a drop of Loctite to the screws when I switched saws and router table extensions, but that was simply because I needed it for the leveling screws on the plate and hadn’t attached the router to the insert yet. I had bought a little squeeze packet and felt like I should use more than the four drops on the leveling screws!

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#3 posted 03-29-2009 04:07 PM

Great guys!! Thankss for the advice!!

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