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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-28-2010, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question clear base plate for Ryobi router

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I am looking for a clear base plate for a Ryobi plunge router, model RE180PL. I just got this router from Christmas, it is my first one, and I would like to start making signs and adding a clear base was helpful when making them.

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Hi Kevin

Welcome to the group.

You could try the Milescraft ones. They are universal and fit most routers. The base also locks into their offset base and circle cutting jig very quickly.
As well as the base taking their bushings, the set also includes an adaptor to take PC bushings.

Amazon.com: Milescraft 1201 Base Plate / Bushing Set for Routers: Home Improvement

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Welcome to our little world, actually ever expanding world. I have the RE180PL as well,
The base of this router can't be removed. But, as per Peters suggestion go with the Milescraft. I have one and it's great however if you get one be sure to request the mounting screws...The Ryobi mounting screws are a little weird..Again, welcome.
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Getting a piece of plexiglass and tracing the router base onto it and cutting it out might work. Then you can drill the holes exactly where they need to be, just make sure to countersink them enough. Also be careful to not put to much pressure on the plexiglass drilling the holes or the center cut out or it can crack (learned the hard way).
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Hello,

thank you everyone for the info. I was all set to buy the Milescraft when I saw George's post that the base of this Ryobi can not be removed. Should I just return the router and get something different?

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Getting a piece of plexiglass and tracing the router base onto it and cutting it out might work. Then you can drill the holes exactly where they need to be, just make sure to countersink them enough. Also be careful to not put to much pressure on the plexiglass drilling the holes or the center cut out or it can crack (learned the hard way).
The secret to success there is to put a piece of scrap wood under the cut then drill down into / through it. The backing board provides even support on the plate.

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Good tip. Thanks Jim.

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Hello,

thank you everyone for the info. I was all set to buy the Milescraft when I saw George's post that the base of this Ryobi can not be removed. Should I just return the router and get something different?

thank you,
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I would not return it. It is a good router. Some people swear by them others swear at them. I like mine, it was a factory recon..It has the Milescraft mounted to it and it sits in my skis..I have noticed some with this model Ryobi finding the spindle not centered with the plate opening..That would be the only reason I would return it.
Go for the Milescraft and get there metal nosed bushing as well..In my opinion the Milescraft is cheaper than making your own...

Rest assured Kevin you will purchase another router down the road...We all have..

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Base Plate,,Let me say I have not seen one yet that would not come off

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