makita 3612c table mounting problems
I am a cabinet maker from London,England and this is the my first of what will hopefully be many posts.
I am in the process of building my own router table for the makita 3612c and i bought the attached insert which obviously needs the holes drilling in order to mount router to plate.
My question is
1)do i keep the black plastic plate on the router when mounting to the insert and if so do i need to buy longer screws as the ones connecting black plastic plate to router seem very short.if it is possible to use the screws that come with router how much do i need to drill out of alluminium plate to still retain a strong fixing,bearing in mind weight of router and size of screw.
2)when drilling out the insert is it best to do this on a pillar drill for accuracy as it seems the sort of job that requires precision and also the sort of job you only get one hit at.I would hate to have to buy a new insert as it was £43.
any advice would be greatly appreciated