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I want to make a new insert for my Oak Park table and have been trying to find a phenolic supplier. So far McMaster Carr looks like the best place. They have several different grades of Phenolic, so what grade am I looking for for a table insert or base plate?

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No suggestions? Hmmm

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They have 8 grades of Phenolic, most of which are available in black. I made an uneducated guess and picked one. Hope I guessed right.

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A related question: How do you manage to get McMaster-Carr to ship to Canada?
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Their site states:
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Ground: Most orders are delivered the same or next business day at standard ground rates if you are in the United States or much of Canada.
It's my first order from them. I can't find phenolic anywhere in Canada. I'll let you know how it works out.

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Deb, Why did you not just buy from Oak-Park? As soon as it warms up and assuming I do not reinjure myself, I will be making base plates from Lexan that I think I obtained from Lee Valley. I need the thicker base plates for my Router Raizer.

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I want to make a base plate that takes the circular plates/rings for different bit sizes. I have run into issues a couple of times with the OP plates the hole is either too big or too small. (I have both base plates from them with the large and small openings) Instead of messing up my OP plates I thought I'd try making one from scratch. It's cheaper (I hope) to buy some blank phenolic then to buy another OP plate.

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Hey Deb what thickness are you using? I was wondering because I have a piece that is 2’x4’x1/4” ,give or take, and was thinking if using it to make a base plate for the Craftsman that I got in December.

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I want to make a new insert for my Oak Park table and have been trying to find a phenolic supplier. So far McMaster Carr looks like the best place. They have several different grades of Phenolic, so what grade am I looking for for a table insert or base plate?
It looks like the Garolite grade xx from McMaster should work for what you are trying to do ( save money ), otherwise it looks like the other grades that might be more suitable ( G10 ) would cost as much or more as a oak-park plate.
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