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I am an avid do it yourself person. We do a lot of home repair, remodel, etc., but routing is new for us. We have a craftsman router and a portable router table that we have not used. We want to router a decorative plate to mount a bathroom light fixture so it can extend over a framed mirror. We can not get the router to mount level in the table no matter what we do. It looks like it should be simple and simply rotate it - but we can't get it. Is there a simple trick or what are we doing wrong?
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Hi Shelly

Try this,,cut up some 1/8" or 1/4" thick plywood use it for spacers, just drill some holes in the plywood, pickup some longer screws and mount the router in place..be sure to remove the base plate that came on the router,you need all you can get..with some of the short bits..

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I am an avid do it yourself person. We do a lot of home repair, remodel, etc., but routing is new for us. We have a craftsman router and a portable router table that we have not used. We want to router a decorative plate to mount a bathroom light fixture so it can extend over a framed mirror. We can not get the router to mount level in the table no matter what we do. It looks like it should be simple and simply rotate it - but we can't get it. Is there a simple trick or what are we doing wrong?



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I am an avid do it yourself person. We do a lot of home repair, remodel, etc., but routing is new for us. We have a craftsman router and a portable router table that we have not used. We want to router a decorative plate to mount a bathroom light fixture so it can extend over a framed mirror. We can not get the router to mount level in the table no matter what we do. It looks like it should be simple and simply rotate it - but we can't get it. Is there a simple trick or what are we doing wrong?
Hi Shelly, welcome to the forums
Little hard to tell what's going on without some more info. Is the table also Craftsman? Aluminum, MDF, other? Does it use a seperate plate to mount the router or is the router bolting directly to the table?

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Greetings Shelly and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us. BJ gives about as good a solution as one might find.

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Hello Shelly, it is great that you have decided to join us!
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Hello Shelly, Welcome to the forum. One question, Are you having the router bolt up to the table? Not all routers use the same bolt holes. Is the base of the router, or the mounting area of the table bent? Let us know, and we should be better able to help you. I agree, that Bobj3 will be able to help you, much better than i

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Hi Shelly and welcome! Once you have 10 posts you can posts pictures that might help us hep you. Just say a lot of Hello's or post a quick comment in any threads you find interesting. That should get you 10 posts in no time.

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