Mike, I know exactly what you mean, my set is the same way. I wasn't concerned because I bought the plate and template on clearance for a total of about $28. An easy solution is to glue a piece of veneer or edge banding on one end of your opening and this will shim it to a nice fit. Apply the glue and veneer then insert your plate to hold it in position and trim it flush with a single edge razor blade.
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Last edited by Mike; 04-20-2012 at 10:31 AM.