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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-29-2009, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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I have an older Magna router table that I purchased years ago at one of those warehouse stores. At the time I had a older Skil router that I used with it. I have since given that to my son and have purchased a Bosch router with an additional component to attach to the table. It is a Bosch part model number RA1165. Anyway I would like to mount it Magna mounting plate but I need a template to drill the holes in the right place. Any ideas or places where I might be able to obtain a template for this?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-29-2009, 12:55 PM
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Get some screws the size of your base plate mounting screws. Cut the heads off and put them n the drill press or hand drill. File a sharp point on them.
Now, screw them into the base of the router with the points sticking out the bottom. Align the router to center using a guide bushing and centering tool. When it's centered, tap over the screws with a hammer to put dimples in the plate. That's where you drill the mounting holes.

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The Bosch sub plate is your template. Just secure it and use your sub plate to drill out the mounting holes.


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