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I just bought a Rousseau base plate for the table i am building.

I hear the term "sub base" and I don't know if it refers to the base plate that came on the Router, and if I am supposed to mount the Rousseau plate over that one or remove it and mount the Rousseau plate alone?

I assumed that the Rousseau plate replaced the old one, but then the term "sub-base" threw me...


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It usually refers to the black phenolic plastic one attached to the base. You need to take it off to mount the Rousseau or most other bases. In some cases you may need to find longer machine screws to attach the new one with as they are thicker than the black plastic one that comes on the router.
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@username1 - Welcome to the forum Art, and no, there are no "dumb" questions. As Chuck said, the sub-base refers to the base that came attached to the router. If your Rousseau plate isn't drilled to mount to your router, use the sub-base to mark out the location for the holes.
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Ok, that's what I thought. Thanks!

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If as Vince says you need to drill the holes in the Rousseau to mount to your router then start a new thread asking about that. There are some tips we can give you to mount it correctly. You want to get it centered to the router armature so that you can use it with guide bushings.
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@username1 - Welcome to the forum Art, and no, there are no "dumb" questions.
Very obvious you have never worked with military recruits. Yes, there ARE dumb questions.

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Very obvious you have never worked with military recruits. Yes, there ARE dumb questions.
But not on this forum.

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Very obvious you have never worked with military recruits. Yes, there ARE dumb questions.
That may be the case, but, every question asked is a teaching opportunity. I have found that there are more dumb answers than dumb questions.
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... There are some tips we can give you to mount it correctly. You want to get it centered to the router armature so that you can use it with guide bushings.
Just came in from finishing the job of mounting plate to Router and also mounting plate in Table.

Bought both the centering kit and the table install kit. In a rare instance, I actually read the instructions, measured-twice-and-cut-once, and both jobs came out almost 100% dead on. (this rarely happens!)

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That may be the case, but, every question asked is a teaching opportunity. I have found that there are more dumb answers than dumb questions.
Would you count, "What the #$%^ were you thinking when you asked that?", as a dumb answer, or as a teaching opportunity? Hehehe Believe, me there are days when that is the best answer possible. Than you go and bang your head against a wall. Ah, the good old days, great times with great days.

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