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Hi, I am about to make a router table and am looking at building a table plate to hold the router. I was wondering what the purpose of the inserts on the plates are. I realize they make the space between the bit and the plate smaller, but what prupose does this serve, (cooling, saw dust reduction in router compartment). If I made the plate with a hole just big enough for my largest router bit, would that be sufficient to use without an insert? My largest bit is about 2" diameter. I am new at this and was just wondering if the insert was really needed for an important purpose.
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first off the bigger the hole the more saw dust that will come into the compartment It is best to use the right one ? I have a hole set of bushings Some time i dont change when i am sopose to I guess to lazzy ? oh well i get the job done

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Hi John

A 2" hole is to small , think down the road you many not need a big hole right now but some day you may want one, you can always coke the hole down in size but it's very hard to make it bigger..without a major rework.
I would suggest the bigger the better (3 5/8" to 4" the norm ) many plates come with the snap-in inserts..not to say anything about using the brass guides in your router table down the road

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Hi, I am about to make a router table and am looking at building a table plate to hold the router. I was wondering what the purpose of the inserts on the plates are. I realize they make the space between the bit and the plate smaller, but what prupose does this serve, (cooling, saw dust reduction in router compartment). If I made the plate with a hole just big enough for my largest router bit, would that be sufficient to use without an insert? My largest bit is about 2" diameter. I am new at this and was just wondering if the insert was really needed for an important purpose.
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Thanks for the replies. I was thinking that if I needed a larger hole in the future i could just put it on the lathe and machine it out a bit when needed. I could also make the inserts but just did not know what purpose they had.
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Hello John, I have no drought that You could make it, However there are specific measurement and depths to use for additional add-ons like collars. For the price of the plate, I recommend buying this time

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For $20 you can get one from Harbor Freight.
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Hi John

Not having the ability to use the guides in your router table is like trying to use a screw driver without the handle on it, you can do it but the handle makes it a lot easy er just like the brass guides ,plus it makes it a safer tool to use by coking the hole in size down when you use the smaller bits.
You could say it's like the zero clearance plate on your table saw.

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