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just got 1st. router,Bosch1617evs. ? is why does the base plate on the plunge base have to be removed &remounted on a trammel? why cant the base plate be left on & fastened to trammel.? Also, on my router what is the best place to anchor a trammel to? instructions are vague for a newbie. I'm going to try to make a trammel from plywood or standard 3/4 stock. Help- Jim
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Hi Jim, Welcome.
The reason you remove the base is because the trammel arm is mounted using the base plate location. It becomes the base plate for the operation. Making a trammel out of 3/4 stock is ok but you can use much thinner material. The added thickness will limit you to the depth you will be able to cut. I have made quik trammels out of 1/4" luan which measures 3/16" thick.

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Thank You. Another ? I got what seems to be a spare? base plate w/ router & it seems to have some type of insert that seems to be spring loaded. This sits in spare base where the bit would come through. Is this made to hold something?is there some kind of bushyng? that fits in there? Thanks Jim
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Is the router you have a kit with 2 bases? One a fixed base & the other a plunge base(spring loaded). If so you just unfasten the router motor & slip it in the other base. Each base will allow you to do a couple of things different.

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Yes. the spring loaded gizmo on the plunge base is to hold bushings.
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