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Hi - Im getting ready to build my table and am trying to pick a base plate, but getting a little confused by all of the brands, etc.

I have a DW618 now, but I am planning on upgrading to the Bosch 1617 in a few months. I dont know if the plate would work for both, but if not, Ill go with whatever fits the 1617.

any preferences for a good solid base plate?

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Unfortunately, there isn't a standard for screw hole patterns for base plates. Usually the manufacturer of the base plate will indicate which routers are known to fit a certain plate, and often will offer multiple choices in plates. Sometimes a blank plate is offered so you can drill your own mounting holes as well.

As for which one to consider, currently I am using a generic base plate for my table that was specifically made for the bosch. There are a lot of great choices out there. Just make sure the plate is flat, and will stay flat under the weight of the router, has the ability to put collars on it so the opening isn't too big for the bit, and a starting pin can easily be used.
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Your question inspired me to go hunting. Beyond any doubt the best plate deal is the Grizzly plate used in the Presidents Special router table. This is identical to the plate Harbor Freight used to sell. Call Grizzly at 800-523-4777 and order part # PT10432047. Price: $13.00! There are only 27 in stock at this time so order quick. At this price you should get a couple because you will use them in the future.

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Hi Mike

Thanks

I got 10 on the way

(800) 523-4777

insert plate
10 each PT 10432047

I use them all the time for the hand routers, in that way I don't need to switch plates around when I need to use a bigger bit,just pop out the inserts and I'm set to use the bigger bits or to choke the hole down with the brass inserts.

I should also say what the bolts and the bearing are doing on the corner(s) of the plate, it's a just easy and quick way to put in slots ( for floating tenons ) and the slots will always be dead on center ever time ,from 1/4" to 6" wide boards. it's just a simple geometry thing, one router base plate for many jobs,,

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...=1,43000,51208
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/pag...00,51208,51152

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9kJiNZ1mPo
http://eberhardt.bz/GME_Wood_Land/GM...ting_Tenon.pdf

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Your question inspired me to go hunting. Beyond any doubt the best plate deal is the Grizzly plate used in the Presidents Special router table. This is identical to the plate Harbor Freight used to sell. Call Grizzly at 800-523-4777 and order part # PT10432047. Price: $13.00! There are only 27 in stock at this time so order quick. At this price you should get a couple because you will use them in the future.


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Mike, thanks for the heads up, ordered one today, great deal there!

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Wow, excellent find Mike!

Just recently I was considering the ones that Rockler sells (since they come pre-drilled for almost every model), but $60 is a little much for just one plate. I hope Grizzly still has some left when I'm ready to build my table.
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As soon as BJ ordered 10 I called Grizzly's head office and talked to the purchasing agent. They are expediting more.

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Got Milk no but we have router plates LOL

The HF and the Grizzy are almost the same, the Grizzy has brass threaded insert in the corners that's a plus..both come with a safety pin/magnets 4ea./Allen hex key to put set screws into place/both plates are the same size..and they are flat..


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