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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-03-2009, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got all my stuff to mount the router. Got a Roussue centering kit to make it easy I thought....no such luck. Got the wrong kit and the screws and marking pinns are to big. Did get a better understanding of what I was doing from looking at the parts.

Went and bought screws and set screws to fit my Frued router. Now for the question.

The set screws are not sharp, I think I can get a mark well enough without sharpening a point on them but is there a simple method for sharpening the little buggers. They are a metric D 4 I think it was.

Also the roussue centering kit called out an 80* countersink bit for the screws in the kit. How do I determine what countersink to use with the screws I got? Is it even that critical?

They look about the same as the ones in the kit but my micrometer eye could be out of whack.

Thanks for the help
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Hi Mike

Just put the set screws in battery pack drill and put a point on the them with grinder/belt sander it just takes a sec. or two...
But I will say it's best to pickup some longer ones and them put a sharp point on them and then just use the ones you have now...(longer ones from ACE hardware for 10 cents.each.
Is it even that critical ? no, almost all counter sink holes are 82 deg..so you can use just about anything you have on hand ..


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Hi Guys

I finally got all my stuff to mount the router. Got a Roussue centering kit to make it easy I thought....no such luck. Got the wrong kit and the screws and marking pinns are to big. Did get a better understanding of what I was doing from looking at the parts.

Went and bought screws and set screws to fit my Frued router. Now for the question.

The set screws are not sharp, I think I can get a mark well enough without sharpening a point on them but is there a simple method for sharpening the little buggers. They are a metric D 4 I think it was.

Also the roussue centering kit called out an 80* countersink bit for the screws in the kit. How do I determine what countersink to use with the screws I got? Is it even that critical?

They look about the same as the ones in the kit but my micrometer eye could be out of whack.

Thanks for the help



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Thanks BobJ

I got the longest ones they had at Ace. In this diamiter they are just small.

Do you stick them in the drill and chuck the threads or do you put a nut on them?

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Just use a sharp engineering drill about 1/2" dia for countersinking.



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HI Mike

I just stick them in the drill chuck,the chuck is make to hold round things and it will .. and it will not damage the threads..

I make them all the time but I use all thread rod most of the time.
see below, the ones below are bigger but it's done the same way..

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I got the longest ones they had at Ace. In this diamiter they are just small.

Do you stick them in the drill and chuck the threads or do you put a nut on them?

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Thanks

I will get it mouted tonight or this Saturday.

What is an enginearing drill? I just have a good quality fractional drill index I use for work.

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A drill used for cutting steel etc. not wood.



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Thanks guys

I got the points on for marking with the drill and got it all together. Had to drill for the above tabel height adjustment also.

I was going to drill for the shaft lock but decided not to as it is so close to one of the mounting screws on this Freud 1700 I got from HD.

Did some practice dados and it works slick. First project is a hat rack for the wife and the small shelf will be set in a dado. I am thinking I may try to make a crown molding to go under it for extra strength. I will post a pic when I get it put together.

Need to get a vacume hooked up to it quick, sawdust all over the shop.
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