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Hi, is it possible to mount this router to a table without drilling extra holes into the bottom metal part of the router, I read that some guy did it that way and was wondering if that is necessary or can the existing holes be used and are they sufficient
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Hmmmmmmm...........using the base plate holes in the router will work OK. You might have to get some longer bolts.
If the holes in the table plate do not match the holes on the router, I would drill new holes in the table plate to match the router rather than new holes in the router base.
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Hi, is it possible to mount this router to a table without drilling extra holes into the bottom metal part of the router, I read that some guy did it that way and was wondering if that is necessary or can the existing holes be used and are they sufficient
I haven't heard of anyone drilling extra holes in the router base. Usually if the holes in the router base and the mounting plate don't match, the extra holes are drilled in the mounting plate.
I'm not familiar with that particular router but normally the holes in the router base are sufficient as far as size goes. You will need to remove the existing plastic base plate on your router and just use those holes to mount to the table.

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Thanks so much, this is what I thought but I'm new to routering so thanks for the info, much appreciated
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Another question is a mounting plate necessary or can it be mounted straight to a home made table?
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Another question is a mounting plate necessary or can it be mounted straight to a home made table?
It can be mounted to a board if you desire. But one of the advantages of a mounting plate is that they are thin and gives you more height adjustment, and the router can be lifted out to change bits,adjust height,etc.

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At least one of our members has his router mounted to his 1/2" plywood top. I would put cross piece supports reasonably close to the router to prevent sag. An average removable plate is between 5/16" and 3/8" so mounting to 1/2" ply would lose you 1/8" to 3/16" of height adjustment. Most of the time that won't be a problem. I wouldn't mount it to anything thicker than 1/2" though or it will start to matter.
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At least one of our members has his router mounted to his 1/2" plywood top. I would put cross piece supports reasonably close to the router to prevent sag. An average removable plate is between 5/16" and 3/8" so mounting to 1/2" ply would lose you 1/8" to 3/16" of height adjustment. Most of the time that won't be a problem. I wouldn't mount it to anything thicker than 1/2" though or it will start to matter.
I agree with that but changing bits must be a bear unless a large hole is made in the top for some kind of insert.
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