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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered a router table insert plate, Model 94331, from Harbor Freight Tools and have now received it. It contains 4 magnets that are supposedly to be use in adjusting the plate height to the table. However, it does not contain instructions on how to use them. I can not envision how to use magnets between the phenolic plastic drop in plate and the wooden router table top.

Anyone already used this sucessfully that can share their knowledge with me?
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Embed them in the table below the leveling screws. They keep those screws from moving up and down from vibrations.

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I ordered a router table insert plate, Model 94331, from Harbor Freight Tools and have now received it. It contains 4 magnets that are supposedly to be use in adjusting the plate height to the table. However, it does not contain instructions on how to use them. I can not envision how to use magnets between the phenolic plastic drop in plate and the wooden router table top.

Anyone already used this sucessfully that can share their knowledge with me?
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I just ordered the HF plate as well - are you happy with the quality of the plate and insert rings ? Is the plate nice and flat ? I don't know why the magnets are necessary. I want to mount my 1617EVS to this plate and leave it in place since the router easily comes out of the base for bit change. I was thinking to use a jigsaw to cut the rectangular hole 1/2 inch undersize, and then make a 1/2 inch lip 3/8 deep for the plate, using the plate itself as a guide to make a template.
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Plate and rings appear to me about what you are paying for. Very stiff and flat....Appears the rings may spin out of size someday and need occasional replacement, but my use will be slight.

I hope to cut the insert as close as possible, maybe slightly oversized, then lay in tape to level it off. The magnets will be another way of going if needed. Time and use will tell! John (They call me "Big Bad" for short -----------
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You can use a jigsaw to cut the inner hole and leave it rough, or you can use a template guide and a long bit (in a plunge base) to cut it smooth after jigsaw-ing it a bit undersized. Either way works. The inner hole roughness doesn't affect the functionality and it isn't visible with the plate inserted; it's just a matter of personal preference.

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