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I have never heard of anyone doing this before so before I do anymore and learn a hard lesson give some advice.

I needed to clean up the edges of my counter tops so I can add oak to them; I just needed to take off just a 1/8" or 3/16". I got the router out and was going to put on the plunge base when I decided to try it with the router table plate attached instead. It worked great; in fact I had better control of the router than with the plate that comes with it on the plunge base. This was especially true at the beginning and the end of the top. I did the three sides that needed doing. I think if one had to do inside corners it probably would not work, but outside corners it might. At any rate just a thought.

So please tell me what I may not be considering that would be detrimental to me the router or top. I know this would be more difficult in some applications, but for just doing a strait cut seems to work OK.

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Correct me if I am wrong, but I think Bj uses a 9" x ?" base plate all the time.

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I don't know I have just never heard of someone doing it/


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Correct me if I am wrong, but I think Bj uses a 9" x ?" base plate all the time.

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i had heard one of the reasons to use an insert plate in a table originally was to be able to take it out and use it out of the table. that is also why it is not screwed down. cant remember where i saw this.

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While I was still using the PC plunge in my RT I used the RT plate out of lazy a bunch of times.

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It should work fine, it really does not matter if you are using the insert or your base plate, they both are the same. I would not go to all the trouble of unscrewing it from your insert.
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