I also have Oak-Park base plates that sit slightly above the Oak-Park table top. The weight of the attached router keeps the base plate in place, but keeping sawdust (router dust?) out of the table recess is essential. The only time I have a problem is with a glue joint bit. I found that on narrow test pieces the cuts lined up perfectly but on pieces wider than the nominal 6 inches (15 cm) the cuts did not line up. I was putting pressure on the edge of the piece farthest from the bit. If I use a push block that puts downward pressure over or near the bit there is no problem.
I was keeping my hand as far from the bit as I could in order to avoid putting a glue joint type groove in my fingers and hand. I already did that once with a straight bit that took about two months to heal, and left a scar on my left forefinger. Somehow no joint damage was done, but the finger is still (about 14 months later) still somewhat stiff.
It is good to see "old" issues revisited.
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Last edited by TWheels; 12-24-2008 at 12:45 PM.