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Having heeded Bobs and Mikes advice I am about to buy a router table insert plate. Aluminium one. see pic.
I am curious to know which is the best manner of affixing the router to the plate??
I have Makita RP2301FCX router..
Please help.
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Having heeded Bobs and Mikes advice I am about to buy a router table insert plate. Aluminium one. see pic.
I am curious to know which is the best manner of affixing the router to the plate??
I have Makita RP2301FCX router..
Please help.
thanks
If you don't have a pre-drilled plate the easiest way and most accurate is to use the router base plate as a guide. Line up the center hole exactly, use double sided tape to join them together and carefully drill the proper holes in the new base.

There may be other solutions from members, but that is the way I would accomplish the task.

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Many,many ways to do it here's just one of them


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Cheers Bob, I had already found Ron site, very good indeed.
I was curious about the fixings, ie machine screws, whatever they are, I will find out, and which way round they were best.
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Paul, if you take the time to read the sticky threads at the top of each section of the forums you will find a lot of useful information. Examples in this section are centering and installing a router on a mounting plate and how to install a plate into a table top.

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Cheers Mike, but centering etc not an issue I am fine with all that.
My query was how to affix the router to the plate, have looked in lots of stickys, to no avail, maybe its such an insignificant detail no one has bothered to include the detail.
Have found out machine screws are best, ie countersunk ones, to a bolt on top. This was what I needed.
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Flat head machine screws installed in a countersunk hole is the answer Paul. The $5 Rousseau kit includes the needed transfer screws, replacement screws for mounting, a centering pin and the centering disk. This makes the job quick and easy.

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Just my 2 cents

I hate the countersunk screws if the hole is off just a little bit the screw will pull it off a bit, the ones that work best for me are the Pan Head or the Allen button heads in that way you can move the plate around a little to to get it lined up just right..
The Allen button heads a little bit smaller in the OD and they don't strip/cam out..like the junk screws they put in place the norm..

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Like you Paul i have no problem centering the router and drilling the holes with the old plate but the countersinking gives me goosebumps.I just ordered a 1/4 " insert and did not sleep well last night trying to figure out how i'm gonna countersink those holess without ruining a hundred dollar insert.
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Do you have a drill press?
A centered 1/2" drill bit should work.

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