First Benchtop Router Table, get a plate or go bare?
Hey guys, my first post!
I am building a bench top router table and I have a question about what I should do about mounting the router. On some of the beginner tables I saw at Sears, they dont have any plate; they just routed some wood out from the bottom, then made a hole in the top and screwed the router base to the bottom.
What im wondering is, should I use a plate? or should I do the same as what sears did? This is going to be my bench top router just for a little while so if I dont have to I dont want to spend too much on it. I dont have a router right now or a table saw to make the necessary cuts to make things like dovetail joints(i think thats what they are called) so when I get this first router setup, im going to make another table with those; this is just a starter table to get me going.
I saw that I can't post links till i get 10 posts so, the plan I have for a router table can be found by Googling "jeffgreefwoodworking benchrout". Should be the first one. Instead of that type of laminate top, im hoping to use 3/4 inch plywood or MDF.
Thanks for your time!