Hi Big Guy
I don't have one but I almost did ...
I like to try new things out, and I almost sent off for one then I took a hard look at it and I did back off..because
If you look at it hard, only one type of router will work with it...take a hard look at the router they have installed no base to speak about on the router they are using in the picture ,almost looks like a trim router base open on one side, not the norm for a 1 1/2 HP to 3 1/4 HP router, then it comes to the small hole in the center of the mounting base plate, then note how close it is to the edge of the router table edge, it looks like it needs to be that way in order to get the router out of the table..then it looks like the router motor must be down all the way down to get it out...
I did make one for a router table I have but it was for a trim router (Colt) that has a small OD on the router motor with no handles...round mounting plates work great, just like a pipe there are stronger and have a less chance of pulling out of shape, the down presser is equal all the way around the circle..pie are square but router mounting plates can be round
Think why they use round ones on the base of routers
Just one more small note,,,look at the screw hole pattern to mount the router to the plate, that's the norm for many trim routers.then look at the inside edge (lip) you will see a screw hole to lock the plate in place once it's in the top, it will hold one time but you know like I do a hole that's that close to the edge will not hold in plywood/MDF it would take a metal device to hold it down in place (metal clip) 1/2 turn cam type device...
But this is just my 2 cents, I hope someone has got one a gave it a shot.. http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...000,51208&ap=1
Originally Posted by Big Guy
has anyone used the veritas router insert from (lee valley), i'm asking about the phenolic one for $38.00 not the fancy one. i figured round no sag but it's only 1/4" thick. i have a 9 1/4" x 11 3/4" x 3/8" phenolic insert from woodpecker but after a year it sags in the middle. i added shims and tried screwing it down which worked for awhile but really doesn't work for me. can anybody give me a heads up on the veritas.