jw2170 thanks for advice, I don't have a band saw just yet, but I hope to have one in the near future 3-5 months., If I did, I feel I could pull off an insert plate that would give me years of use. But now that you mentioned it, I'm going to contact http://www*********
get an estimate, I'm sure they could machine an aluminum plate to the specs I need. Just might not be as true as current plate, which will probably cost more..lol. What makes me want to laugh even more...(Cry)
Is I was well in my way building my own custom Router Table and Fence. And if you add up what I spent on T-Tracks, Knobs, Bolts, and assortment of material's to make the table top with. I'm well over what a new set up would cost (Rockelr) I tend to over due it when making small purchases. Take the black star knobs for instance, I must of spent $60 over the course of 3 months grabbing a few here and there. I' know i'll use them same goes for the T Tracks I picked up. I have a weakness buying in bulk @ a decent price when ever I can. But to get back on topic, thank you for the advice, I much rather have a go at it with the plate, rather then mess up the table. I' already messed up part of my 4' x 3' x 3/4" melamine table. Thinking I could freehand route the edges to fit the Kreg Plate I ordered. Resulting in me cutting off the part of the table left with 3.5 x 3.5. Matter of fact..
Mike I owe you a big Thank You!! You advised me to look at the Rousseau Insert Plate when I asked about plates for custom router table. You even provided the template link as well. If I didn't get mislead bye Amazon's description for the Kreg Insert Plate I would of saved myself a lot of time, and uneeded frustration.....Not to mention still having full use of my table. But the way Amazon describes the Kreg Kit can lead me to believe the insert plate levelers are included. Which turned out....aren't I contacted Amazon after receiving the Kreg plate, asking for a replacement because the Insert Plate Levelers weren't in the package. (I liked that you just had to cut a hole out for installation with the levelers) Which they sent out. So when the second plate finally arrived I realized I'd been had. So I ordered the insert plate levelers for another $18. When I started adding up what I spent on this table so far it hit me, I've got $90 invested in just the plate when you add $69 for kreg plate & $18 for levelers. This ate and ate at me so I ordered the Rousseau Plate you advised and couldn't be more happier, sending the two Kreg Plates Back. (I kept the levelers) So while I wait yet again for the Rousseau Plate to arrive, I stumble upon a Rockler Table Set up with all the accessories for $199...... I thought it was there table they currently sell. So I drove an hr away to purchase it. (Now I realize why no one bought it) So low and behold the insert plate doesn't come with the table so I ordered yet another one that I figured would fit. Which as you no didn't. I'm keeping the Rousseau to finish my own router table. But really would like to get this Rockler up and Running. So had I just listened to you Mike I'd be well ahead of the game right now. With a considerable amount saved.
The rocker table is two thick I believe to use the insert plate levelers. You just have to laugh!!! Thank god Amazon had the return policy they do. I guess they need to when they word things exactly the same.