Ryobi RE600 base mounting holes - Router Forums
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-31-2009, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
First Name: Dave
Posts: 25
 
Default Ryobi RE600 base mounting holes

Hi Guys
I've blown the dust off my Ryobi RE600 and want to mount it in my new router table but to make a new insert I need the original base to drill the mounting hole locations. The original base is missing and only God knows where that is and he's not talking. Does any one on the list have those mounting holes measured out? If so I'd sure appreciate a copy of those measurements so I can make some jigs and the table insert. Thanks in advance.

Dave W.

"A fool knows everything. Wise men learn from everyone they meet!"
bimityedye is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Registered User
 
dutchman 46's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Country: United States
First Name: Howard
Posts: 2,825
 
Default

Hello Dave. It sounds like you have the BT3000 saw. Do you have the jig saw plate? You could use that for measurement. then make a center hole on the plate for your router. Drill a 1/4 in. hole, and put a 1/4 in. straight drill bit in the router. Then you can center the router, and mark the holes.

John 3:16

Please fill out your profile, It helps us to know you better
dutchman 46 is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 24
 
Default Ryobi RE600 base mounting holes

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimityedye View Post
Hi Guys
I've blown the dust off my Ryobi RE600 and want to mount it in my new router table but to make a new insert I need the original base to drill the mounting hole locations. The original base is missing and only God knows where that is and he's not talking. Does any one on the list have those mounting holes measured out? If so I'd sure appreciate a copy of those measurements so I can make some jigs and the table insert. Thanks in advance.

Dave W.
Hey Dave I just got me a Ryobi R163, I'm not sure if the base is the same but I can take a picture to scale of it and post it on this thread if it will help. also check out this site (well it will not let me post the UL because I don't have ten post yet, so let try it like this. I will type the address with out the www in front and no .com in the back, lol >> ereplacementparts << so just put your w's in front and your .com in the back, lol . once your on the site type in your model and it will bring up the schematic's of your router, I hope this helps ou out Dave.
The Illustrator is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 5
 
Default

Dave

i have a Re-600 plunge and have the original plate for it...it about 9 years old. If you think that might be the right one i can make a scan of it and send it too you. it would show you the hole alignment. How do i get it too you,,without posting my email address in the open forum?

If that works my question back to you is where did you get the base? Buy a blank and plan to drill it ? What brand did you buy as it is a heavy router? I plan to table mount mine in near future. Bill
Bill Canter is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
First Name: Dave
Posts: 25
 
Default Ryobi RE600 table mounting holes

Hi Guys
I'm in the process of designing and building a new router table with my Ryobi RE600 as the main attraction. Bill, you are RIGHT that thing is a heavy monster, over 16 lbs. Anyway I liked Incra Jig's idea of using a 3/8" aluminum plate as an insert for the table top so I plan on using it. As I said in my original post, the original black plastic base that came with my router is... well, gone! In the exploded parts list I found on the internet, the mounting screws for the original base plate are NOT those to be used for mounting to a table insert. The screw size for the baseplate mounting screws is metric M5 about 12mm in length and fit into holes that are blind ended, but the size for the holes to be used for table mounting is M8 with a thread of 1.25 and these holes go all the way through the base. Since these holes are NOT spaced logically in the base I have to find some way to measure them precisely (sp?). One way I thought of was to have 4 M8-1.25 screws machined with points on the end and screw them in from the top of the base (the base comes off very easily) and using another pointed screw in the router collet, maker impressions in the aluminum blank. That would give me a center hole and four mounting hole locations for drilling, and measuring would'nt even be necessary. What do ya' think? The aluminum plate is a must in any case for this heavy router. I did have some sag problems with my last router table (particle board with plastic insert).

"A fool knows everything. Wise men learn from everyone they meet!"
bimityedye is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 05:03 PM
Registered User
 
Barry99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
First Name: Barry
Posts: 189
 
Default

Dave,

I may be way off base (no pun intended), how about taping a blank sheet of paper real tight to the base and trace with a pencil. Then transfer to a scrap piece of thin plywood to make sure you have the correct size.



Barry

~Is it measure twice and cut once, or cut twice and measure once?~
Barry99 is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-04-2009, 12:57 PM
Registered User
 
CharleyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Charley
Posts: 1,996
 
Default

Dave,

I have an RE600 complete with the base, etc. and I am willing to take measurements for you, but the idea of using pointed bolts will likely do as good or better job of marking the correct hole locations. Put them in place and carefully position the router over the plate, then tap each bolt location with a dead blow hammer to make the marks.

Another possibility to consider is to get yourself a set of transfer punches. They are relatively cheap, highly useful, and readily available from Harbor Freight and other tool suppliers. They are an assortment of rods of incrementing diameters with points on them. To use them you find the one that fits in the hole that you want to transfer and then use it like a center punch to mark the sheet below the hole for drilling. Once you have the mounting holes and the router can be mounted, a 1/4 shank center drill chucked in the router collet can easily mark the exact center of the bit location. Waiting to mark this hole after mounting the router will eliminate any location errors in the mounting holes from affecting the accuracy of the center hole location.

Charley
Ray Newman likes this.
CharleyL is online now  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-04-2009, 01:50 PM
Retired Moderator
 
Hamlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Country: United States
First Name: Ken
Posts: 3,437
 
Send a message via MSN to Hamlin
Default

Hi,

Using pointed screws to mark the holes is a good choice. I won't use a hammer though to mark them. Put some lipstick, (a color of contrast to be seen easily), on the ends of the screws.

I do think that Barry99 has given you the best option to use.

Ken

***Please fill in your profile, at least your location. As this will help us help you better.***

"A VETERAN"
"Whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life". That is HONOR, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it." -Author Unknown

Hamlin is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-04-2009, 08:00 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Country: New Zealand
First Name: Murray
Posts: 142
 
Send a message via Skype™ to Lemuzz
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimityedye View Post
Hi Guys
I'm in the process of designing and building a new router table with my Ryobi RE600 as the main attraction. Bill, you are RIGHT that thing is a heavy monster, over 16 lbs. Anyway I liked Incra Jig's idea of using a 3/8" aluminum plate as an insert for the table top so I plan on using it. As I said in my original post, the original black plastic base that came with my router is... well, gone! In the exploded parts list I found on the internet, the mounting screws for the original base plate are NOT those to be used for mounting to a table insert. The screw size for the baseplate mounting screws is metric M5 about 12mm in length and fit into holes that are blind ended, but the size for the holes to be used for table mounting is M8 with a thread of 1.25 and these holes go all the way through the base. Since these holes are NOT spaced logically in the base I have to find some way to measure them precisely (sp?). One way I thought of was to have 4 M8-1.25 screws machined with points on the end and screw them in from the top of the base (the base comes off very easily) and using another pointed screw in the router collet, maker impressions in the aluminum blank. That would give me a center hole and four mounting hole locations for drilling, and measuring would'nt even be necessary. What do ya' think? The aluminum plate is a must in any case for this heavy router. I did have some sag problems with my last router table (particle board with plastic insert).
Yes use a blank bar in the collet to line up with a hole in the plate. Then machine a pin point on the screws and insert them into the holes to just protrude. A light tap on the screw head will mark the hole centre. You could also use mark out paste or dye to scratch the centre point of the screw.

"There's no such thing as a stupid question but they are the easiest to answer."
Lemuzz is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-04-2009, 08:41 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

HI Dave

Just to add to the other post

It's very easy job to make your own mounting plate


Select you plate stock, like some 1/4" thick plastic,,cut it into a (9" x 12" or 11" x 11" ) draw a line from corner to corner, this will give you a center point , take it to the drill press and drill a 1/8" hole in the center and then drill it out to 1/4",,besure to clamp it to the table top.

Once you have the 1/4" in place,,fine some extra screws the same size as the mounting screws,,clip the heads off the screws and chuck them up in your battery power drill,, grind them all to a sharp point and then screw them in the router base with the sharp points sticking out,then chuck up the 1/4" drill you use to drill the center hole,, then put the router on top of the plate and with a hammer tap the router base ,this will give you a place to drill the mounting holes out, start with a 1/8" then drill it out to the right size hole and counter sink the holes..
Once you have that done chuck up a hole saw or a forester bit 2 1/4" hole size..,if you don't have a hole saw that size use the 1/4" drill bit to line it up on the drill press and then drill the 2 1/4" ,besure to clamp it in place b/4 you start..

Then you have a mounting plate that with fit your router ...

======



Quote:
Originally Posted by bimityedye View Post
Hi Guys
I've blown the dust off my Ryobi RE600 and want to mount it in my new router table but to make a new insert I need the original base to drill the mounting hole locations. The original base is missing and only God knows where that is and he's not talking. Does any one on the list have those mounting holes measured out? If so I'd sure appreciate a copy of those measurements so I can make some jigs and the table insert. Thanks in advance.

Dave W.



"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097



Last edited by bobj3; 04-04-2009 at 08:49 PM.
bobj3 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ryobi RE600? Toller Table-mounted Routing 16 12-27-2009 05:26 PM
Wanted: Ryobi R151 or 150 Broken base jhead2 Woodworking Classifieds 1 02-17-2009 09:44 AM
Ryobi Mounting Plate Squeaker Starting Off 2 11-29-2008 04:43 PM
Ryobi Re600 speed control BlackSilver Tools and Woodworking 2 10-03-2008 01:10 PM
Mounting Porter Cable 892 Fixed Base to Router Table Pack52 Table-mounted Routing 4 02-14-2006 05:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome