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Hey guys, I have been having a devil of a time trying to get the subbase on my Ryobi router centered. I got "starter kit with it and it had a letter/number stencils with it. I never seemed to be able to center the bits in the collars. The holes were bigger than the screws and the screws did not fit the counter sinks right. I found some thin flat washers that fit the countersinks perfect and gave me a little wiggle room too for the screws. Dropped them in stuck a 1/4 bit on the collet, put the collar in and tightened everything down. The washers held the base down great. Just a little trick I figured out just thought I would share.
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Glad you got it figured out. Off center plate with any type of guide = trouble!

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I would get a replacement base from Ryobi.. That's a pretty shoddy base..

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Hi John

Glad to see you got the job done but like Mike said I would replace the base plate but I would use the item below , it comes with the tool to line the new base plate up on dead center like it should be without using any washers....or without doing any jerry riging...and taking the chance it may come free...plus you can get a full set of turnlocks (bushing/guides) from 5/16" to 1"... and you can see the work you are doing because the base is clear pastic.

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Hey guys, I have been having a devil of a time trying to get the subbase on my Ryobi router centered. I got "starter kit with it and it had a letter/number stencils with it. I never seemed to be able to center the bits in the collars. The holes were bigger than the screws and the screws did not fit the counter sinks right. I found some thin flat washers that fit the countersinks perfect and gave me a little wiggle room too for the screws. Dropped them in stuck a 1/4 bit on the collet, put the collar in and tightened everything down. The washers held the base down great. Just a little trick I figured out just thought I would share.
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Thanks Bob & Corey! That is in the works, Just wanted to make some sawdust, I am in Texas on the gulf, it has been raining here so much, I haven't had much of a chance to play with my toys. Thanks guys John
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