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New to the forum and in need of opinions! Just built a new router table using the heavy aluminum "Pinnacle" plate from Woodcraft and am ready to mount my new Triton TRC-001.

There were no instructions included with the plate and this issue is not addressed in the router's manual. When mounting a router of this type to an aluminum table insert, is one suppose leave the plastic router base cover on so it's sandwiched between the plate and router base or leave it off ??

The mounting screws that came with the plate are long enough to go either way and I'm leaning towards leaving the cover it in as a minor vibration absorber...

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It is usually taken off. It serves no purpose to leave it on other than to take that much length off your bit depth of cut.

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Thanks George (and James!), same conclusion I ultimately reached after assembling the parts and looking over the finished system. I removed the plastic plate to allow for more depth of cut.

Ran into another issue though. The hole in the Pinnacle plate that appears to be there specifically to accommodate Triton's "above the table" lift crank doesn't even come close to lining up vertically with the crank's receiver on the router body (aaarrrgh!). Guess I'll place a call to call Pinnacle on Monday....

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Thanks George (and James!), same conclusion I ultimately reached after assembling the parts and looking over the finished system. I removed the plastic plate to allow for more depth of cut.

Ran into another issue though. The hole in the Pinnacle plate that appears to be there specifically to accommodate Triton's "above the table" lift crank doesn't even come close to lining up vertically with the crank's receiver on the router body (aaarrrgh!). Guess I'll place a call to call Pinnacle on Monday....

-Brad

Check to see if rotating the plate on the router (after removing the screws, of course) achieves alignment. There's likely only one spot that will. Or, the plate might be for a different model. If so, you could always drill your own adjustment hole.

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