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I've sadly mounted my router about 1/8" off center in my MCLS "All in One" router table insert.

Can I fill the errant holes with epoxy and try again?

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I've sadly mounted my router about 1/8" off center in my MCLS "All in One" router table insert.

Can I fill the errant holes with epoxy and try again?

Thanks,

Jim
Hi Jim - sorry to hear about the mishap.
I'm not sure epoxy will stick to the phenolic very well, maybe someone else can jump in on that one.
If your router only uses 3 holes to stick it to the plate you could rotate it 180* and try again. This would put the starting pin hole on the off-feed side of the hole but you could drill and tap a new pin hole.

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Hi Jim

1/8" Is not a big deal,if the screws that hold the router to the plate are flat screws you can make the counter sunk hole a little bit bigger and dill out the center hole a little bit bigger and just move it over just a bit so it lines it up on dead center, you can do the same thing if you have pan head type screws..

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Drill new holes and fill the others with JB weld.
This time, use a brass guide in the insert, and a centering pin in the router chuck.

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I'm with AxlMyk, I tried expanding the screw holes on a couple bases I muckled up (1st 2 clear poly bases with template cutouts) and what happened was that during use pressure and vibration caused the plate to move ever so slightly.

When not using the router with a template guide it wasn't an issue but became one when I did, requiring another reset. I eventually correctly re-cut the holes although I never plugged the bad ones.

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