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I just bought my first router table. I want to build some small boxs and a jewlry box for my daughter.

Been working with wood for years but mostly outside the shop in construction. Done quite a few shop projects for the house and kids but no major routing other then free hand corner rounding and such.

Lots of questions on setting up my new Rousseau 3110 table. I am hoping to use my Makita 3621 plung router with it for now.

I have emailed the company to see about a manual on mounting and setup but would appreciate any suggestions.

Will the Makita 3621 perform adaquatly in this application? Will I need to get a new plate for the table if I want to mount a differant router down the line?

although the table has never been used it is missing a couple wing nuts and the leveling screws and magnets. Where is a good place to order these? Agean I have an email in to Rousseau but no answer yet if I can get them direct.

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Another question

I saw several question and answer on mounting a router but is some kind of centering tool or template required? I saw one mentioned in a couple things I read, is it for the mounting or for some other purpose

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Hi Mike, Trend Routing Technology make a centreing bit for a table insert, it is a cone that you fit in the router and then drop the router so that the cone is fitted tightly, so making fixing holes easily centred.



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Hello Mike, Generally you are better off with a fixed base router for your table. So your not fighting the plunge springs while making height adjustments. The exception to this rule is that most large (3+ HP) plunge routers have a simple way to remove or defeat the springs.

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Thanks for the help.

I went to the company web site but couldn't find the centering cone. Have to find a local supplyer next week.

Is there a shop made alternative so I don't have to buy more stuff or is this something I should have for other operations?
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new table..
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Hi Mike

If you have a wood lathe or a metal lathe you can make your own very easy,see below
Or just make one on your wood lathe that's in a cone shape
or get one that MilesCraft sells just about every where..Amazon for just one outlet for them,they have one in every kit they sale..

http://www.milescraft.com/instruction.html
http://www.milescraft.com/groups/router.html
http://milescraft.com/instruction/1208.pdf
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Thanks for the help.

I went to the company web site but couldn't find the centering cone. Have to find a local supplyer next week.

Is there a shop made alternative so I don't have to buy more stuff or is this something I should have for other operations?


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Mike,
The Trend part Number is :-Trend Taper Pin, Temp/otb/pin1



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