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I just got a new phenolic router plate and want to mount my 1617evs fixed base to this plate. Once the subplate is taken off the base, there are three mounting screws that are used to attach the base to the plate - these came with the router. One of the screw locations is blocked - can't be marked from the base itself onto the plate. I was wondering if I could use a thin sheet of lexan or even thin clear plastic to mark the mounting holes - any tips here. Also, I'm planing to thread lock these three mounting screws but should I also use some adhesive (possibly epoxy) on the base itself to the plate - it will stay mounted, not planning to remove it and thought this may give it some added rigidity.
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Also one dumb follow up question. The plate has mounting holes at each corner but they're in the thicker part of the plate and away from the 1/2 inch lip area. How is the plate properly mounted to the table ? Should I simply drill other mounting holes to stay within the lip ?
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I recently bought the KREG phenolic plate for my table setup. It comes with a clear plastic sheet to use as a template. There are concentric circles printed on the plastic. You tape the sheet to the plate making sure the circle is centered on the hole in the plate, then tape the base plate from the router to the sheet, again making sure the base is centered with the circles. Then use a drill press to drill where the existing holes are on the base plate.

I also bought the KREG mounting blocks to use for the table.

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I just got a new phenolic router plate and want to mount my 1617evs fixed base to this plate. Once the subplate is taken off the base, there are three mounting screws that are used to attach the base to the plate - these came with the router. One of the screw locations is blocked - can't be marked from the base itself onto the plate. I was wondering if I could use a thin sheet of lexan or even thin clear plastic to mark the mounting holes - any tips here. Also, I'm planing to thread lock these three mounting screws but should I also use some adhesive (possibly epoxy) on the base itself to the plate - it will stay mounted, not planning to remove it and thought this may give it some added rigidity.

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Why not just use the plastic plate that came off of the router for a template to mark the holes on your new plate? I think that is what most of us did.

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Why not just use the plastic plate that came off of the router for a template to mark the holes on your new plate? I think that is what most of us did.
The 1617evs subplate doesn't have the mounting hole locations for table mounting - they are under the sub plate in the main housing - completely separate holes.
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Ok - got the plate mounted - used a clear plastic sheet to mark and then drill the three holes. Also attached the entire plate with epoxy and everything looks good. Now I just have to cut my table out.
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