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I am considering purchasing a phenolic plate from Woodpecker, and they say that the plates are predrilled for different routers. Is it as simple as ordering the correct plate and screwing it on and I'm ready to go? I've seen other threads speaking of using a centering bit, but I'm not really sure why that is needed?

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Hi Tom

It is that simple but you should use a centering pin ,the bit must be dead center of the plate hole...check the web site and they should list one..for that job...it's just the nature of the router table and the way it works..


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I am considering purchasing a phenolic plate from Woodpecker, and they say that the plates are predrilled for different routers. Is it as simple as ordering the correct plate and screwing it on and I'm ready to go? I've seen other threads speaking of using a centering bit, but I'm not really sure why that is needed?

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it seems my posts get erased or something??
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im no where experienced enough for you to take advice from but
the problem i have had with predrilled plates or subbases is that, yes they will hook up to your router, but when using guide bushings you cant center the bit. maybe woodpeckers is different??

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Hi Tom,
To use guide bushings on your plate, you have to have the bit centered in the plate opening so they will be centered in the bushing. I can't think of any other reason for centering other than this, so if you don't plan on using bushings, don't worry about it. If you are going to use bushings, want to center the bit and the pre-drilled plate won't allow you to center; Simply enlarge the screw holes/recesses in the plate to allow some wiggle room for the plate to be centered.

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Do most companies who sell router plates also sell centering guides or pins or are the sold by the router companies?

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Here is a centreing pin, this is one made and sold by Trend Routing Technology, worldwide, an essential for accurate setting up of your router table.
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I just purchased a plate from Woodpecker, great CS by the way, and yes it is just a matter of attaching to the router. Like someone else has mentioned, it you are not gong to use the guide bushings, close is good enough.
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Tom, our routers can do many jobs and using guide bushings really helps with a bunch of them. Inlay work requires a guide bushing. Working with patterns is often easier with guide bushings. Even installing your mounting plate can be easier with a special guide bushing. Odds are down the road you will want to use them. Why bother centering your router on the mounting plate now then? You will be using jigs of some nature and many of these get mounted to the table. If after a while you relocate the center point of your router by properly aligning it in the opening you just changed the relationship for these jigs as well. You are best off to do it right from the beginning.

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There is no question that I will be using bushings and now realize and understand the need for a centering device. I have both a PC and Bosch router so where would be the best resource to get the centering device and guide pin?

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I use a Trend sub-base that takes the steel guides. I have the MLCS brass inlay bush set and that will fit too. Use the centreing guide for accuracy.
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