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Does anyone have a Freud FT3000VCE3 1/4 hp router table mounted router? If so, do you remove the plunge springs when table mounted?

At times this seems like a good router for the price when on sale.

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Does anyone have a Freud FT3000VCE3 1/4 hp router table mounted router? If so, do you remove the plunge springs when table mounted?

At times this seems like a good router for the price when on sale.

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Hi Kelly - I left mine in. I use a small 3/8 drive ratchet with a internal hex socket to raise it up and down. That little knob you get with the router will put a hurtin on your wrist otherwise. I left the springs in as I think they help take any slop out of the system.

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The Freud template which can be downloaded from the forum shows only three bolts. Can this be true and safe?

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Hi Kelly - 3 bolts is plenty. I don't know why Freud uses 4 on the subbase. I bought the Incra predrilled plate and it was only drilled for the 3 support holes, plus two for above table access. When you remove the subbase plate, you will find 3 tapped bosses specifically for table support.

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Do you like that Incra plate. Thanks for the info.

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Do you like that Incra plate. Thanks for the info.

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I do - expensive, no denying that but the maglock inserts are awesome. I also sprung for the extra inserts so very seldom do I have support less than about 1/4" from the bit, usually more like an 1/8 or 1/16. The downside would be that if you want to make your own inserts, they would be very difficult to duplicate.

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