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Freud 3.25 hp router. I bought this at Woodcraft. Finally getting around to making a router table for it. If table mounted should I leave the springs in?

Is there a way to use a counter sink without have a nasty looking hole (indentation? can't think of the right word).

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I don't know about the springs , but for the countersink just don't go in to deep. If your using a drill press try a few test's on scrap material of the same thickness to get the hole just flush to set the depth.
If your going to use a hand drill, I would opt for useing one of the many drill guide's that hold your drill like a hand held press, some of them have depth stops built in or you could use a bit mounted stop to keep the hole from going to deep.
I prefer the drill press whenever I can use it.
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Hi KR

" springs in " = Yes, you have the built in lift to do the job..that's to say don't take them out...

" counter sink " = Use the same type as the plate ( pocket holes ) they will let you adjust the router around to get in on dead center unlike the 82 deg.counter sink holes, that will pull it off a bit if they are not dead on..

Removing the springs from the router is the OLD tech way of doing it,(1994 thing) b/4 they had all the lift's on the market place..or with the lift built in the router.


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Freud 3.25 hp router. I bought this at Woodcraft. Finally getting around to making a router table for it. If table mounted should I leave the springs in?

Is there a way to use a counter sink without have a nasty looking hole (indentation? can't think of the right word).

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Counter sinks are readily available that aren't the 82 degrees?

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Hi KR

Most flat head counter sink screws are 82 deg, they do make them in the 100 deg.but not the norm.
You can use Allen Flat heads that are smaller in dia.to clean up the install.

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Most flat head counter sink screws are 82 deg, they do make them in the 100 deg.but not the norm.
You can use Allen Flat heads that are smaller in dia.to clean up the install.

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The 100 deg. c-sink is for an aircraft rivet, the screws that have 100 deg. flat heads were designed to replace the rivets during repairs where the rivets couldn't be reinstalled. They can be purchased at most aircraft hardware suppliers, if your normal screw supplier can't get them.

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" counter sink " = Use the same type as the plate ( pocket holes ) they will let you adjust the router around to get in on dead center unlike the 82 deg.counter sink holes, that will pull it off a bit if they are not dead on..
BJ - can you elaborate? I just bought this router yesterday and will have to do all of the above. Fortunately, I have the Rousseau centering kit which should help some but I still have to drill the "crank" holes which are larger then 1/2". Use forstners?

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BJ - can you elaborate? I just bought this router yesterday and will have to do all of the above. Fortunately, I have the Rousseau centering kit which should help some but I still have to drill the "crank" holes which are larger then 1/2". Use forstners?

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Hi Burt - The adjustment and lock holes will just be through holes in the plate, no need for countersinking.

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Right on John

Pocket holes is the best way but put in bigger diam.holes so you have some room to line the router up on dead center a must have thing on the router table..


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Hi Burt - The adjustment and lock holes will just be through holes in the plate, no need for countersinking.



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