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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-18-2018, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to set up my router and table, have never used it and it was partially disassembled when I moved. I think I found the right screws and nuts to mount the metal plate that holds the router, but none of the 4 of them tighten all the way. I know I have the right holes, attach nut from the bottom, but doesn't tighten down. Do I need to use a wrench and force them?
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Jenny, if you don't have the manual, here's a video that might help:


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Thanks, Vince. I've looked at that video, it is helpful. But I'm assuming the screws should be tight on the mounting plate and mine aren't tightening down.
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Jenny...I have the 1181 but am not familiar with the "four screws" you speak of...can you be more specific...? Maybe a picture...? Or reference to the parts diagram...?

There are (EDIT) six adjustment screws for leveling which you should concentrate on first...then the other four screws to help secure the plate.

If you are referring to the screws on each of the corners, yes they need to be snug but not overtight as they would counteract the adjustment screws.

The procedure is to leave enough slack in the four screws so that the other six screws have enough room to allow the plate to go up and down (leveling). Once you have leveled the plate, with a straight edge, to the rest of the table, the four screws are then snug down to hold the plate. If you overtighten them (the four screws) you will find that you will sink the plate a little lower and then need to readjust the other six screws. Kinda like a small balancing act. After you've done this successfully, check those four screws after using the table for a while to make sure they have not loosened from the vibration.


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Nick, yes, that helps. I have the plate leveled. It is the 4 screws that I can't seem to get tightened but pretty sure I'm using the right ones. Here's 2 photos identifying them. The nut threads smoothly only until the screw is set, can't get beyond that. Thus, the screw doesn't stick out below the nut, leaving almost 3/4" of play where the screw can be pushed up and down in the hole. Hope that makes sense.

My question is, should they actually be tight to snug the plate to the table? If so, do I force it with a wrench on the nut? That seems wrong since it would be so much effort to remove the router and router plate.

The second photo came from some video; it looks exactly like what I'm trying to use, even the nut.

Thanks, hope you have an answer!
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keep turning...
that's a nylock nut...
hold the nut w/ a wrench and keep turning the screw...
the nylon insert generates a lot of friction so the screw will turn hard...
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cool...
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OK, will get a wrench on the nut and try harder. I just find it hard to believe that it should be this hard, considering you fairly often will want to remove the plate ...
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OK, will get a wrench on the nut and try harder. I just find it hard to believe that it should be this hard, considering you fairly often will want to remove the plate ...
the idea is for the nut to stay tight despite vibration..
why do you need to remove the plate often...

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