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So I bought a router plate from peachtree and am installing it in my router table as some of you may know from my other posts. I'm wondering what all the holes in the plate are for. I know the ones in the far corner are for the plate levelers, and the ones to the left of the yellow insert are for the starter pin, but how about the others? I didn't get any instructions on how to use the plate. I also got bumper cushions, which I'm assuming go in the other holes in the corner, but what about the 2 in the front and one on the left that are countersunk, and the third one in the lower left corner? And how about the holes in the yellow insert? See the attached picture.

Thanks for the help on this. This is my first router table and I appreciate all the help I've gotten on this forum.

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HI Todd

A long shot

Take a hard look at the web page,,You may have got a return item that someone else has used..I see they are out out stock now..

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So I bought a router plate from peachtree and am installing it in my router table as some of you may know from my other posts. I'm wondering what all the holes in the plate are for. I know the ones in the far corner are for the plate levelers, and the ones to the left of the yellow insert are for the starter pin, but how about the others? I didn't get any instructions on how to use the plate. I also got bumper cushions, which I'm assuming go in the other holes in the corner, but what about the 2 in the front and one on the left that are countersunk, and the third one in the lower left corner? And how about the holes in the yellow insert? See the attached picture.

Thanks for the help on this. This is my first router table and I appreciate all the help I've gotten on this forum.

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If it is a return it was drilled out very nicely.
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Definitely a return to me, no reason for the 3 holes on the yellow ring

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According to the package it came in, the 3 holes in the yellow ring are supposed to be there, at least that's what the picture on the package shows, so I don't think it's a return.
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The holes can make it simpler to pop the ring out.
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I have the same plate from MLCS. I think holes in the ring are just extra places to put the pin. But you do have a few extra countersunk holes that are not normally there. I agree that it was probably a return.

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I don't think the holes are a big issue in any event. If the plate is flat and fits, then its good. Even if it is slightly cupped up it probably is still good.
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Todd, I can not speak as to why you have the extra holes in your plate. I can tell you the safety guide pin holes will be installed to the right side of your bit, or between you and the bit if you install the plate from front to back. The purpose of these pins is to prevent the wood from being pulled away from you, possibly pulling your hands into contact with the bit.

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Hi Todd

The extra holes in the plate is no big deal, here's a shot of one of my plates that looks like Swiss cheese


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