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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-26-2017, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a professional craftsman electronic router and i love it.
But today I was trying to use a roman ogee bit and it won't fit through the bottom hole. never had this problem. do i need a different base plate?
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Hi Kasey and welcome. Many small router base plates are made to accept guide bushings, that's why the hole is so small. Anything over 1 1/4" in diameter won't fit through. You can take the black phenolic bottom off and that will do it but it's not as smooth as with it. I did that the other day with one of mine and it went okay. You could order another one and cut the hole out bigger for jobs like that.

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Kasey - it would certainly help us help you if you gave us some further detail: what model # is your router? How are you trying to install the ogee bit? Does the shaft of the bit fit through the hole in the base plate? Does the router have a guide bushing installed in the plate and is it removable? On my very old Craftsman plunge router, the guide bushing was removable and attached to the base plate with three screws - and shaped with three elongated wings (not like the PC style bushings)

Any other details you can provide would certainly help you get the answers you're looking for.
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the shaft of the bit fits but the hole is smaller than the cutter
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the shaft of the bit fits but the hole is smaller than the cutter
the bit exceeds the capacities of the router...
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plan ''B''...
another base plate and enlarge the hole...

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Kasey - a quick internet search revealed that one of the complaints with that router is that the sub-base opening was too small to fit a larger cutter. I'm not sure of the size of the opening in your base but Sears offers a sub-base package of 6 sub-bases for $20, with different size center holes:

Sears.com

the other option, as @Stick486 mentioned, is another base and widen the opening, or get yourself a piece of plexi, and using your base as a template, make your own with a larger center hole.

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Welcome to the forum Kasey.

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