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I want to make a clear base for my DeWalt 611R. I have a sheet of Lexan about 1/8" thick I would like to use. I will have to make it at least double or triple thick. My question is can I do this or should I buy the thickness I need? What type of glue should I use and still be able to see through the lexan base and not worry about it coming apart?
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Welcome, Dale...

I would suggest getting the thickness you want, 3/8 apparently...save the 1/8's for another project. Use the original base as a model...and don't forget to make sure it is concentric with the bit.

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I want to make a clear base for my DeWalt 611R. I have a sheet of Lexan about 1/8" thick I would like to use. I will have to make it at least double or triple thick. My question is can I do this or should I buy the thickness I need? What type of glue should I use and still be able to see through the lexan base and not worry about it coming apart?
Thanks for any help.
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if the new base is the same size as the one on the router 1/4'' polycarbonite is more than adequate...

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+1 for 1/4" polycarbonate (aka lexan). I have made a number of specialty bases for my various routers out of 1/4" lexan (which is actually something like .238"). Works great. easy to machine, cut, drill, route.
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Definitely do not glue or screw the thin stock.
And if you need one ready for work.
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A small piece of 1/4" lexan shouldn't be very much money . I go to glass shops and they always have odd pieces you can buy . I paid 100 bucks for a piece of 1/2" lexan that would normally be 400 because it was an odd width and length
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Dale, go with Pat Warner's (Quillman) bases, precision made, oversized, better control/stability, reasonable price & quick shipping...have two and will be ordering more as needed. Much better than the DW supplied bases. Use 'em on my DW618.
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Dale, I use two 1/8" sandwiched. One with a larger hole to accept brass guides. It works well. I use a cone with a centered 1/4" pin to center the base when I tighten the screws to make the base, then remove the cone. This method works good for me. Fast and accurate. It even works good on my large plunge router.
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+1 on Pat Warner's bases, etc. Quality, precission, grear customer service, whats there not to like!
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