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Hi Forum. I finally picked up the Freud replacement mounting plate for my Freud Bench Top Table I ordered several months ago. It's great looking plate, now made of aluminum, but, unlike the original plate that was plain, the new plate is pre drilled to take a Freud 1700 router. Why it's pre drilled for a specific router I have no idea. I will have to drill four new mounting hole to fit the router I want to use. This is not a problem but I will finish up with five extra holes I don't want. Without having to file and sand the nice brushed aluminum surface of the plate, does anyone have a solution as to how I can fill these holes? I have contacted Freud to see if they can help. Oldrusty
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Why do you feel the need to fill this holes?

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Hi John. I realize it will still work, but the holes will continually fill up with sawdust, plus they don't look good. Not sure the filled holes will look better!! Al.
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Problem solved thanks to Freud Canada who have offered to exchange my drilled plate for a blank plate. Great. Oldrusty.
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Hi, Al.

I purchased an aluminium plate but it had so many holes to fit several routers models... excluding my Bosch 1619EVS, of course. I didn't want to drill four more holes so I used that one as a template to make an insert plate out of 12mm bakelite plate I had laying around my garage.
Then I used the routerīs sub base as a template to drill the proper holes.

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
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Al, I think if I was going to fill the holes as you were going to do I would cut the heads off some flat head screws and use some metalized epoxy to glue them in the holes.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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