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Finally have what appears to be a router table top with base plate. I used the instruction requiring the Rousseau template and everything went together easey-peasy.

However, the top is melamine over particle board. When I drilled the holes for the magnets (5/16" brad point) the holes ended up loose so when I lit the plate out the magnets come along. Should I glue them in or are there other tricks?

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Hi Burt:

What I did was to use rare earth magnets with center holes in them. I them put a screw through the hole into a hardwood dowel that was glued into the table top. The screw holds the magnet down, hold the MagnaLock ring up, and allows leveling the ring.

Personally, I would not glue the magnet in, just in case you need to replace the magnet at a later date.

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Hi Burt

Here's a small tip,use some plastic wrap,slip it over the hole than put the magnet in place and then use a c-clamp and a small block of wood to press it into the hole.
The plastic wrap will let it slide in nice and easy but will fill the gap.. use a BIC light to clean up the plastic wrap from the over hang..


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