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I have a Porter Cable 690 router that I'm designing a table for. I have 3/8" clear lexan that I'm going to use as a mount plate. The 690 is a 1 3/4 horse-power router and I want to make the opening big enough so that in the future whenever I have the money to upgrade I can still use this table. I've seen some that are around 9" x 11" but I want to make it as small as I can so I won't have to worry about it sagging.

I would like to know how big a base a 2 1/4 hp router (or there-abouts) is so that I can make the clearance cut-out big enough so it will be future-proof.
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HI Paulo

I would suggest sticking with a 9" x 12" plate,,just about all routers have handles but on the other hand you can remove the PC router type.

Most of the router PC plates are from 6" to 6 1/2" in diam.the norm.

But you want to make it so you can use all the routers you will have down the road and you want a plate with the snap in rings so you can use all the router bits down the road..it's very hard to get a 3/8" thick plate to sag,it will take on the bit 3 1/4hp routers..as well as the 2 1/4hp ones easy..

I would suggest you just buy a plate for only 20.oo bucks and you have it all in one shot..thinks 10 years down the road not just for today I would also suggest you buy 2 not just one...you can use the 2nd one for your plunge router jobs..many times the hole is just a bit to small for some of the bits in the plunge router..

You can cut the 9 x 12 down easy to a 8" x 8" one for your plunge router you will be glad you did.

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I have a Porter Cable 690 router that I'm designing a table for. I have 3/8" clear lexan that I'm going to use as a mount plate. The 690 is a 1 3/4 horse-power router and I want to make the opening big enough so that in the future whenever I have the money to upgrade I can still use this table. I've seen some that are around 9" x 11" but I want to make it as small as I can so I won't have to worry about it sagging.

I would like to know how big a base a 2 1/4 hp router (or there-abouts) is so that I can make the clearance cut-out big enough so it will be future-proof.



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Thanks for your help. I got 3 pieces of 12 x 12 x 3/8" lexan on Ebay for around $16 and I cut one of them into a rectangular offset base and put a handle on it so it is cheaper than if I would have purchased one like this one: LINK
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HI Paulo

I know what you mean ,I have done the same but you live and learn..

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Thanks for your help. I got 3 pieces of 12 x 12 x 3/8" lexan on Ebay for around $16 and I cut one of them into a rectangular offset base and put a handle on it so it is cheaper than if I would have purchased one like this one: LINK


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