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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2004, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have just purchased a Hitachi 12V 1/2" 3 1/4 HP router to attach to a table.
Other that the 4 screws that hold on the base plate, there is no other way to attach it. I am afraid that the weight of the router is to heavy for these small screws. It may either vibrate loose or ruin the threads in the holes. Can you tell me a good way to attach the router to the table. Any Ideas would be helpful.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2004, 03:13 PM
 
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I use a Pc 890 in Oak Park's table and their base plate. I have had no problems at all with this system. Oak Park can be reached at Oakpark.com or 1-800-665-0252.

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The screws are flathead screws and will not vibrate loose as long as they are properly secured to begin with.


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The screws will work fine. Are they silver colored? If they are and you're still concerned check with Lowes or HD for stronger screws. They will be black and graded like grade 8 grade 9. If you have trouble tell the salesrep what you want.
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I have the Hitachi M12V with those silver flathead screws, and while I haven't made many projects yet, I can tell you that after 500 feet of baseboards, 150 feet of door mouldings and a bathroom vanity, the screws never came loose. But your mileage may vary.
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i have the same router and did the same thing as Bk42 and had the same concern. soooooo what i did was go down to home depot and in there skrew aisle in the little bul bins i bought those silver skrews with the same thread and bought a length that was about 3/4 to a inch long. that way there is going to get a nice long grip. i installed the router onto a router plate and it works perfect. try this route it only costs about a dollar or so.

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I have just purchased a Hitachi 12V 1/2" 3 1/4 HP router to attach to a table.
Other that the 4 screws that hold on the base plate, there is no other way to attach it. I am afraid that the weight of the router is to heavy for these small screws. It may either vibrate loose or ruin the threads in the holes. Can you tell me a good way to attach the router to the table. Any Ideas would be helpful.
Purchase two rods 300mm long and secure them in your router base where the side fence attachment is fitted. Prepare two wooden blocks with holes positioned the same distance appart as the rods then secure them to the underside of the router table. Additional small blocks can also be added to hold the the router base in the same position
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I have just 2 screws holding my router to the table which is the norm for routers in UK.
I've never had a problem with the screws working loose in the 5 years since I bought a table.
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