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Question Rockler Router plate discust

Why does Rockler not update there router plates to use the (tool less) rings for different sized bits. I hate having to try and track down the little screws when trying to change to a different size.

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Why does Rockler not update there router plates to use the (tool less) rings for different sized bits. I hate having to try and track down the little screws when trying to change to a different size.
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Chris , this is why I went with Incra's plate . I also upgraded to there there clean sweep inserts that are held in by powerful magnets .

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Rain man, i didn't think of modifying my rockler plates with magnets. I have some very small very strong rare earth magnets that I could probably drill and epoxy into place.
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I think CherryvilleChuck had a post one time about putting a button magnet on his screwdriver shank when he changed his. ,I have one of those old magnetic pans like an old beanbag ash tray that I use when ever I remove small parts to keep them handy to put back in. It would be nice to have the twist loc like the Jessem tho.

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Rockler isn't the only company that sells most of the things they sell, ""but they think they are"". As long as people keep buying them why change them?

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Not sure I follow this one as interchanging the rings on my Rockler router lift is quick with a simple 2 pronged plastic gizmo (can't really call it a wrench). No screws involved.

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Not sure I follow this one as interchanging the rings on my Rockler router lift is quick with a simple 2 pronged plastic gizmo (can't really call it a wrench). No screws involved.


I'd be very surprised if your lift is a "rockler branded" unit. From what I can see even there lift version uses the 3 screws to secure the reducing rings.


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I'd be very surprised if your lift is a "rockler branded" unit. From what I can see even there lift version uses the 3 screws to secure the reducing rings.


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I looked at the latest Rockler catalog on line and I agree, they are indeed secured with screws. I bought mine, see attached including the "gizmo", several years ago at the local Rockler store and it was labeled as the FX version. I subsequently purchased an additional set of rings from Rockler as the original only came with 1 ring.

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I looked at the latest Rockler catalog on line and I agree, they are indeed secured with screws. I bought mine, see attached including the "gizmo", several years ago at the local Rockler store and it was labeled as the FX version. I subsequently purchased an additional set of rings from Rockler as the original only came with 1 ring.

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That wrench is called a spanner wrench, I believe, Jon.
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