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I just bought a few of these:

PT10432047 INSERT W/GUIDE PIN 9 X 12

What is the radius of the corners?

Or ... what is the best way to make a template for the table modifications to accept this plate?
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Smart choice to buy a few Chris. The quick and easiest way is to buy the Rousseau 3509T installation kit. Another way is to use an interlocking set of guides like the Trend VariJig; Festool has a similar set. You can also take four pieces of MDF or wood and glue up your own by setting the pieces against your plate like the VariJig is connected.
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Hi Chris,

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OK, I can handle this ... but what size bit will give me the correct radius for the corners? A 1/2" bit?
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Chris, this changes by which method you use. The corner radius is 1/2" but if you are using a guide bushing you may need to use a smaller bit to cut the radius.

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Thanks, Mike. I am planning to use a flush trim bit with the bearing on the top. If the radius is 1/2", then that would mean I should use a 1" bit, but the shape of the corner does not look like it would match that of a 1" wide bit.

Can I assume that what you mean is that I should use a 1/2" bit? Or is the radius really 1/2", and should I use a 1" bit?

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If you use the Rousseau kit then a 1/2" straight bit is the answer. If you use a bit with the bearing on the shank end your template will need to be thick enough to limit the depth of cut. A better choice might be Rocklers pattern bit as shown below.
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If you use the Rousseau kit then a 1/2" straight bit is the answer. If you use a bit with the bearing on the shank end your template will need to be thick enough to limit the depth of cut. A better choice might be Rocklers pattern bit as shown below.
I used that Rockler bit to install my plate and it was super quick and easy. I've managed to find quite a few other things to use it for as well since then.
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It is very handy for many shallow jobs Bill, cutting in hinges with a jig is one example. Welcome to the forums.

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thanks mike. i have a pretty shallow trim bit, so i think i'm all set
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