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I have a beautiful cabinet left to me however the insert is beautiful BUT the hole for the bit is 1/16 off. should I take the insert to Rockler or somewhere and get a new insert ( if they have one) or just live with it. I guess just because its off I'll just measure each time. Please advise. The insert is 11x 9 x 1/4" thick. Thanks Dave Gale
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Welcome to the forum, Dave.

IMO, the difference of 1/16" should not make any difference, IF you are going to reference off the fence or use a bearing.

If you are going to use guide bushings than it will make a big difference.

Are you able to just re-drill the insert plate to the correct dimensions?

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Welcome to the forum, Dave.

IMO, the difference of 1/16" should not make any difference, IF you are going to reference off the fence or use a bearing.

If you are going to use guide bushings than it will make a big difference.

Are you able to just re-drill the insert plate to the correct dimensions?
The hole being already drilled maybe I could take the top ( not the whole top) to woodcraft and get the center drilled and a shelf maybe set for a center. I don't know but I need a solid drill setup with a large holesaw???
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Question top or insert?

Hi Dave, we may be talking about different items.

I am talking about the insert plate in a router table, you seem to be talking about a "top" on a cabinet.

Are we on the same page?

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Can I het a plate that is adjustable for the bolt holes of the router so it is centered
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jw... the insert plate is not centered to the router bit it is 1/16 off
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As long as the bit doesn't hit the side of the hole it will make no difference.
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If the router was attached to the plate 1/16 off center it would make no difference I can see other than perhaps trying to use the plate to reference where the center of the bit is. It would be a problem if a bushing was installed in the plate as the bit would hit the bushing.

In most cases the router does not care how it is rotated in reference to the plate. Rotate the router a little and drill new holes centering it on the plate. Would that solve the problem? I have one old plate given to me that one more set of holes in addition to what is already there the center of the plate would fall out. It works but looks like hell.
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I just came back from the woodworkers show and there were router plates there but they would not fit my top. Since my father in law made it the top is not a normal size that I could easily replace just by dropping in. I would need to get a custom insert for it and then drill. The bit doesn't hit anything just a little off. Since I'm just starting I would like to have things good, but I'll see if it works out. like you say it shouldn't matter
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