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I just bought my first router table to cut rails and stiles. One thing I've noticed over the past few days is that the little plastic plates around the router bit sit a little below the surface of the table. When routing small pieces or short rails this causes varying thicknesses in the rail, tapered.
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Take it back?
Buy a phenolic plate?
Tune the plastic plate with masking tape?

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Would definitely tune it up with spacer of some sort. If tape will do it great.
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This table wearing either the Bosch or Craftsman name is a good choice. Small enough to be easily portable yet big enough to handle most jobs. Shimming the spacer plates is a good idea. Do they all fit the same or are only some of the plates sitting shallow?

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I only tried one. I shimmed it with 5 layers of blue masking tape. Now it's working as expected. It's a great little table for my tiny shop.

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I have the 1181A and mine works fine, both have same plates, I would take it back and exchange it. The only other thing I would say is try adjusting the plate the router mounts too with the allen heads, I had to play with mine a little to get it right
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