Custom router insert - how big to make it?
I am building a custom router table with a custom insert from a 3/8" x 12" x 12" polycarbonate blank. My Bosch router base is 6" in diameter, so I don't see any reason to make the insert any larger than about 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". Can anyone give me a reason to make it larger? It seems to me that the smaller the insert plate, the better, as long as the router can be removed through the hole in the table. What other consideration are there? Am I missing something?