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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-09-2010, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Default Anybody have Freud's new FT3000 router & table combo ???

I just bought the Freud FT3000VCE router & precision table combo from Woodcraft, which came last night. After FINALLY after figuring out most of the directions, (which were horrible), I find myself with a problem with the 3 mounting screws to the table insert. One is just fine, but the other two do not tighten up, or go in all the way. As Im new to the whole thing, I started to wonder if I am supposed to leave the plastic base on the router ? And drill through it with the template they sent, which would make the screws okay. OR Im wondering if I should just cut the 2 screws shorter ? Any thoughts out there ? ( I also tried to call Tech support, but of course they are closed today, (THANKS!), As I wondered what they would have to say, and if they would tell me I needed shorter screws, etc.,.. but I have the patience of a two year old, and want to start making woodchips asap.) Again, any input would be very helpful. (before I throw it out of my shop window.)

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Hello Ross and welcome to the RouterForums. Thanks for joining.

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Actually,… I guess I really only have one question,…. Is the “plastic base” on the router supposed to stay on, or be off when its mounted to the insert plate ? ( I don’t know if metal to metal is NG, or cause vibration, etc. ) Thanks for any advise.

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Take it off, you gain more height adjustment that way..
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