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|08-11-2014 06:31 AM|
You do have to drill a hole in the aluminum for the Triton's above-the-table height adjustment crank; however, I haven't done that yet. I've done my height adjustments so far just simply reaching under the table. |
I was going to use the black bottom plate and align it on the Incra plate to accurately locate the access hole.
I don't have a drill press at my disposal. That's pretty much what kept me from drilling it out.
|08-10-2014 01:12 PM|
|ScottD in BC|| |
I've got one of these uninstalled (Tritons) as well and was wondering about your Incra plate? Correct me if I'm mistaken but don't you need to drill a hole for your height changing rod to go through?
Love to know how that went (if you did) and it seems it'd be a tricky to ensure you get it lined up perfectly?
Love to hear if you did this! Thx.
|07-20-2014 12:50 PM|
Very nice addition. |
It looks like you have everything you need.
Let us know how you like using it.
|07-10-2014 10:12 PM|
Originally Posted by RainMan1 View Post
I did see that Incra under-table mount and was going to use it for my TS insert. I think it's primarily for the CleanSweep bucket. There are cut outs in the corners for the Kreg Precision Router Table Insert Plate Levelers.
Once you set up the Incra plate's leveling screws, it's only good for the peculiarities of one RT. You're dealing with adjustments nearing 1/1000". You could readjust the screws if you switch to a different RT, but that would get very frustrating very quick.
|07-10-2014 09:46 PM|
|RainMan 2.0|| |
Originally Posted by plunger View Post
|07-10-2014 09:41 PM|
|RainMan 2.0|| |
Originally Posted by plunger View Post
The way I'm reading it you have to cut the hole all the way threw then attach this plate underneath . It has those same adjusting screws
|07-10-2014 09:30 PM|
I'd order those CleanSweep rings right now. They're actually $5 off again today! Incrementaltools.com link. Use code "FREESHIP2" for free shipping! |
The plate fits just fine without the cam screw. There is a very, very slight bit of slack you can pick up with the cam... but it really throws the whole leveling off if you tighten it. I just slightly turned mine almost to no effect.
I put a 3' metal straight edge on edge along the top and I saw no light coming through between the plate.
The only bad thing about the 10 leveling screws is that it's probably only good for one router table. I want to also use this plate and router in a table saw insert I've yet to build, and I'm going to have to use the Kreg corner levelers for the TS insert so I don't mess up the Incra RT levelers. No big deal. I won't have to route out a shelf for the insert then either!
|07-10-2014 07:13 PM|
Great stuff Steve . Liking your pics and commentary . |
Steve your lucky as I wanted to get clean sweep plates but there only available in the US.
There not available on amazon.ca (as most things) and if I order threw the Incra site there's going to be a very long wait and brokerage etc .
From the pics the Incra plate looks like it fits well . Are you saying there is actually a small amount of play there before locking the cam?
|07-10-2014 06:58 PM|
Incra Router Insert Mounting and Table Installation
I'm new to routing and after seeing the difficulty some of the other forum members have setting up their first router table I decided to purchase my initial solution.
I purchased an "used, like-new condition" INCRA RT2432CM Router Table on sale at Amazon for $143.71, which included tax and free Prime shipping. Well, when I received the table, one of the previous purchasers used a utility knife to open the packaging tape and gouged the router table pretty bad-- certainly not "like-new condition"!
After a call to Amazon Customer Service and a long wait for a manager, they refunded 50% so my total cost was only $71.86! That's less than the cost of a new INCRA MagnaLOCK Plate itself so I consider it a deal regardless of the table imperfections.
I called Incra the next day and they shipped the MagnaLOCK plate separately.
Anyway, here's the unboxing and installation:
It was a pleasant surprise to receive both a miter slot and T-slot! You can only get this from Incra via their router tables. All pictures and videos only show the miter slot. I asked if it could be purchased separately, but it can't.
Not sure if you can see it here, but there are two faint utility knife lines running down the centerline of the table.
Incra MagnaLOCK Plate contents: the 7518 plate fitting Triton and PC 7518, 3 MagnaLOCK rings, 3 hex keys (magnet levelers, plate levelers, and ?), 10 plate levelers, 1 offset lock screw, 4 pan head bolts provided extra to mount a Triton, a freehand guide, and 4 black mounting bolts that are not for the Triton.
Since I got the insert plate shipped to me for free (part of Amazon purchase), I went a little crazy buying a few CleanSweep rings due to a 10% coupon and Incra threw in free shipping. I ordered the set, the full MagnaLOCK insert, and the PC bushing ring. Of course the set went on sale for $5 less the next business day. I should have called them up...
Here is a closeup of the offset lock bolt. There is very little gap between the plate and the factory cut recessed plate hole, but tightening this bolt removes any play. Unfortunately it also raises the adjacent corner of the plate when tightened, so it throws off leveling.
Closeup of the freehand pin:
As the plate comes from the factory, the ring sits a little proud of the plate. You have to lower it down a bit so that it's flush.
Now for leveling the plate, it sits low about a 1/16". Time to raise it up! Used fingers to gauge a level surface. This was very time consuming.
Once you get everything looking level, push in at each corner to detect any wobble. Repeat leveling! Not sure if I went through a lot of beers because leveling took so long, or that the beers made it take so long.
Next- decide how to align the router onto the plate. The angle is skewed so you have a few choices. I went with the first choice so that if I drill an adjustment crank hole I can use it with the fence in place. Also, you get a bit more clearance for a dust extraction hose this way. The hose will have less of a bend radius if it is pointed towards the longer direction of the plate. (It's tough to explain- I'll add some dust collection pics later.)
AAH! The router doesn't fit!
With the height fully raised and the collet lock pin engaged, it's one handed bit changing! Super simple.
And, here's the finished product! Showing a 1/2" shank Freud Stool Bit.
Now I just need a fence...
|07-10-2014 06:13 AM|
Originally Posted by jw2170 View Post
It would have been a better design, in my opinion, for the edge guide attachment bolts to be flush with the base to avoid the need to uninstall them.
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