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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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Default Phenolic thickness

Wish to make a mounting pice of 20x30 cm to mount my 10 Kg router on a table. What thickness do u suggest, 6,9,... mm ?? Do they warp after a while or they're sturdy enough ?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 09:06 AM
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Thick as practical.
Will it cup? Yes.
The stuff is not designed to sustain static normal loads without support.
With expeditious framing, even 9mm stock, would support 10 kilos.
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Personally I would buy a pre-made heavy aluminum plate to mount my router to, and then make the hole in your table top to accept that size of router plate - I would also buy 2 or 3 of the same plate so that I could easily add new routers later. It's way easier just to remove a router and plate, and then install another router that is on another plate. I use the Samona plate - and have 3 routers each with their own plate.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 08:10 PM
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Hi Farhad,
That is a heavy router. My Big Hitachi (about 1500 watts output) is only 5kg. I don't know what you have available in Iran but if you have to make your own, I would use about 10 mm thick. I have my Hitachi mounted to a homemade plate of acrylic that is 6.25mm thick and it is good. I only made my plate just large enough to pull the router from the table, a little smaller than you are suggesting. I also don't leave my router hanging in the table when I am not using it. I hope that helps.

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