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I was thinking about building a table for my router. Then I get the Craftsman Club ad that has a router table combo for $89 this month. I figure for $20 more than a plate from rocker I can just have a dedicated setup. So I go to Sears and check it out yesterday. While looking at the table I see that they sell blank undrilled plates for $15 to fit non craftsman routers to their tables. Has anyone here used on of these? The $15 on looked to be about 8x8 square. There was another one for $25 it was boxed but from the size of the box I'll assume it to be larger.

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Chris,
I recommend that you continue with your plans to build you own table. As for the rockler plate... forget it. Check with Harbor Freight for their $19.99 plate.
A lot of members have used this plate and it works great. Building your own table will give you practice and I believe will give you a lot more satisfaction than just going out and buying one.

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+1 on building your own table. It's relatively inexpensive, quite easy to do (using any of several approaches explained through the forum), builds confidence in handheld routing and you get the pride of creating it yourself. Also if (when) you decide you'd rather have one a little bigger / smaller / different shaped / etc. you know how easy it is to replace it!

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