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View Poll Results: What brand of router table plate
Kreg 6 17.14%
Jessem 3 8.57%
Woodpecker 6 17.14%
Rockler/Bench Dog 8 22.86%
Other- list what you have if other. 12 34.29%
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What brand of router plate do you have. Do you have any pro's vs cons with it?

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Incra , so I think it's "other" , but I believe it's made by woodpecker ? I haven't used it yet, but from what I see I like .

Like the optional clean sweep inserts which help with dust control , and the thick aluminum construction that hopefully won't flex . Also the inserts use strong rare earth magnets to attach to the plate .
The only thing I dislike , is the corner radius . You can't just attach guides to a table and cut out the perimeter to install there plate , as the corner radiuses are bigger than any bit I'm aware of , so you basically need to make or buy there template . I could be wrong though

Ok I googled it and the perimeter corners are .75" . So I guess I could have used a 3/4" top bearing flush trim bit to do the corners

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Ok ,I never insulate

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Incra (Jessem version, the 9 1/4" size), Bench Dog (new Rockler size), old sized Rockler, and a few different generic phenolic's of the current Rockler size. The two tables are the 9 1/4" and current Rockler sizes, the other sizes are used as big bases for hand-held

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I still have a Rockler plate, but replaced it with a Woodpecker plate. Annoying that they can't produce same size units. Like the twist lock insert.

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Homemade. That way I get exactly what I want.
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Other: Grizzly cast iron table with a Triton router attached.
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Kreg. But I would not buy another resin plate as they flex. I'm on my second now after a free replacement from Kreg.
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One of my kids left a sheet of some type semi clear plastic so I made one out of it.
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Had the Rockler basic plate, replaced it with a Bench Dog lift so had to replace the top too as the hole was different. Didn't have any complaints with the Rockler but wanted to upgrade to a lift (which I like a lot). As has been mentioned before, it would be nice if the manufacturers standardized on a size, but I guess some of them are also in the business of selling tops.
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I have several Incra plates. I have tried others, but this is my first choice. They are well made, don't flex, the inserts are attached with magnets. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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