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post #8 of (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the idea. I made some progress resolving my flatness problem.

First, I realized I was testing flatness wrong. If I place the straightedges across the middle of the table I see the same small gap on either side. This looks more like a slight crown than a warped plate.

Second, I used some tape and shimmed up one side of the insert ring so no more catches.

However, the insert ring is not flat. It slopes inward quite a bit. So I'm looking at getting a replacement.

Finally, one of the mounting holes was drilled slightly off and when I tightened the screws down hard I heard a small "snap" and noticed plate had bowed. I elongated the errant hole and did not tighten that screw too hard. This time, the router plate did not deform.

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