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I just recently bought a bench dog aluminum router plate for my router table. My router is a bosch 1617-1618 series. It came pre-drilled for several routers. The router will only mount to the plate with three holes but there are a couple of other holes in the plate. Has anyone had any problems with the remaining holes interfering with your routing. Should i somehow plug them with a filler or just leave them?

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Todd the plate has more holes for different types of routers. They will not interfere with your work

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I agree with Nicolas, Tod.They will not be a problem. By the way, Welcome to the forum. If you run into other questions, leave us a note.

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Sometimes Rockler and Bench Dog drilled and tapped a few extra holes for starter pins and hold down clamps. If the extra holeage bothers you, you might get a few set screws and put them in the holes (if threaded). Follow that up with some filler. I use Mortite around here for the occasional fill. It is soft and easy to form, then becomes harder when exposed to air. It is easy to remove in case I find a need to reopen a hole.

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Thanks everyone for your input. Now i just have to make time to build the router table.

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