Router plate as base plate??
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.
(The power cord is tight so as to hold the router in place while I took the pic)
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