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I have mounted a phenolic router table insert in the extension table of my carpenters saw. How do I drill the holes for the router to attach to the plate? What type of drill bit and speed of bit? How do I center the router to the plate?

Obviously I am a novice.
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Hi Charles

Many ways to do it..this is just one way


I don't know what type of plate you have but many of the plates have a center hole in them,,,use the hole to line things up..
Make a plug to fit right into that hole,,,it must be dead...a press fit,,you can use a hole saw to made the plug.

Once you have that take the black base plate off the router and use it for the template to drill the mounting holes...

Most router base plates have a center hole to hold the brass guides.
Now put a 1/4" drill bit in the router upside down in the router..put the plug you made with the hole saw in the router mounting plate and the router base plate into place.

Once you have all 3 parts lined up use some masking tape to hold all 3 parts down in place now once it's taped down drill out the mounting holes and then drill the counter sink holes ...remove the masking tape and save the plug you made so you can use it to make some more base plates..

Note---Don't use the black base plate off the router,just put it back into the box..

Then mount the router to the mounting place and drop the plate in the hole and your done...


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http://wealdentool.com/acatalog/tips_23.html
http://wealdentool.com/acatalog/tips_18.html

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Welcome aboard and now that you have your router installed in a table make us some thing and post pictures. Keep us inspired to go into the shop every day.
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Greetings Charles and welcome to the router forum, the information from BJ is the best you can get.

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You can also purchase an alignment-pin to make sure your plate is centered (scroll down): Universal Centering Alignment Pin LINK

Note: Your plate has to accept guide bushings to use this tool though.
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hi Charles,

the alignment pin will help, but i think what Paulo is referring to is a centering kit, that has a plastic plug that is 1 3/16 in diameter and a centering pin. rousseau makes these.

but as BobJ says in his post you can build the same thing yourself very easy and not have to worry about ordering the centering kit. and the good part is it works great!

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Thanks to all for your suggestions. I followed them with perfect results. I now have the router mounted.
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