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I have a Triton TRA001 router in a Triton table. I am looking at replacing the top with a 10mm polycarboante or similar high density high strength material. I have found the price for the material and the machining to my specifications is very attractive compared to the restrictions of a branded inseert.
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1- I am looking at having a sacrificail insert (stepped) so that I can use set up for a range of router bit sizes and also for templates. I am trying to determine the most useful opening size. Would it be the largest bit size?
2- Because the material is 10mm I am considering increasing the size of the insert to allow for the Triton fence to be used within the insert (set up slots for the fence similar to the Triton table.
Any comments, suggests or possible problems would be appreciated.
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Jim, you should allow for the largest aperture to be 95-100mm. in diameter as a panel raising bit, (being the largest you would use), can be 85-90mm in dia. hope this is of help.



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Hello Jim,and welcome to the forum! I will agree with Derek on that, i will also say that you will want a smaller insert yo fit inside for smaller work, and i would make that hole the exact size of a collar. That must be centered perfectly, so you can use the collar for template work. The insert that you make should be a press fit, or it will move and be useless . i hope i didn't confuse you to badly.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-2009, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for that. With the information I will have a 100mm centre and will have a series of drop in centres, one that will take my templates and the others based on clearance whenh using 1/4, 3/8. and 1/2 router bits. The guys doing the insert will give me some blanks too. Final question: Can I get away with a push fit or should there be 3 or 4 fsstereners?
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Many commercial plates have a push fit. A VERY TIGHT push fit.

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it seems to this novice, that what Mike says makes a lot of sense. before Mike"s post, i was thinking , why make it harder than it needs to be, the good inserts have a press fit and are designed to take on the pc style guides. after you get the plate custom made, will it accept guide bushings??

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I am getting messages from some members to 'Please, pease complete your profile'. I am confused as I believe I have completed everything that I am able to do. What's missing guys?
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What you are missing Jim is that every time I reply to a post, there is a message at the bottom to fill out your profile. This is part of my signature, it is on all my posts. You will notice that the "dutchman, Levon, and others have this as part of their signature also. You are fine. You have your profile filled out. Ignore the please, please, please,fill out your profile. We have this on our signature to get the newbies to fill out their profiles. We feel it makes for a friendlier forum to be on a first name basis and it helps to know what part of the world you live in. Just keep on posting, don't pay any attention to the request to fill in your profile.




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Actually we were trying to confuse you, and it looks like it worked, just kidding guys, just kidding ,

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