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Ok, so I have tried making keyholes with a plunge router and on a table mounted router. The plunge router was without a keyhole template. I am starting to think keyhole making is easier on a table mounted router. What do you all think? Maybe with a template the plunge router would be easier?

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Josh, a template makes this job much easier and consistent. I suggest using a 1" guide bushing when possible since it is easier to see the bit and evacuate the chips than with a smaller size. Having a start and stop position makes it easier to have the slots an even length.

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Hey Mike, thanks for the reply! I made a bat holder for a bunch of Louisville Sluggers I have and used the plunge router to do the keyholes. I measured out the size hole I wanted, but when doing it, they were not all the same size, so a start and stop would be great for next time! I have a keyhole template from Rockler now, so it shouldn't be a problem from here on out.

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