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what router table can i buy that will fit a hitachi 3 1/4 hp router?
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what router table can i buy that will fit a hitachi 3 1/4 hp router?
Any one you want to buy. You may have to re-drill the mounting plate if you can't find one that the hole pattern matches your router, but that is normal and no big deal.

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I second George. Just drilled a phenolic plate to accommodate my router yesterday. No big deal. An Al plate might be a bigger deal . . . but only slightly I think.
The "problem" I had was in getting M4 screws to hang the router with. Hardware stores here had M4 bolts, but with heads that were too thick to countersink. Providentially, my router came with a set of "extra long" M4 screws in addition to the little stubbies needed to mount the standard plate. It was as if the manufacturer anticipated this requirement although the manual does not make any mention of them. They were too long, of course. I cut 'em to the right length with a hacksaw. Hardly recommended as I had no metric dies to clean the threads up with afterward. But they did the job OK.

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First off, welcome to the router forums.

Now, to answer your question. Bj and George are both correct. However, there are some questions you have to ask yourself. What are you looking for in a table? Do you want one that has all the "bells and whistles" or one that follows the K.I.S.S. rule. The Oak Park table follows the latter and I've always recommended. MLCS, Rockler, Woodcraft and many others sell many different router table styles. Most of these have the "bells and whistles".

It boils down to, what are YOU looking for in a table. Technically, as George pointed out, it's the plate that the router mounts too, not the table.

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+1 on BJ's recommendation, unless you are looking to spend megabucks.

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well i ended up going to menards an buying a table made by wolf, its nothing really fancy i had to redrill the plate to make an adapter, and i had to widen the hole in the center a bit, i made a cabinet over christmas, made two raised panel doors with my new table, turned out pretty good, thanks for the help guys,
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