Bob, I can't see why any plate would have a problem. The hinged lid is not supposed to go 90 degrees, just lift a foot or so to allow access for bit changes or adjustments when you have your router directly mounted to the top. The entire reason for the mounting plate is to eliminate all that grief. The plate pops out in a heartbeat, goes back in just as fast. You can't get any easier than that.
Baloo, if you make your height adjustments like I do, you will be at eye level with the bit. Your arm is in perfect position to reach forward and twist the adjuster while the other hand is on your wood or set up bar.
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