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My Incra plate showed up and I also ordered the part for underneath, but I'm not understanding how to go about installing this .
I did read the thread on installing a router plate but IMO Incra's router plate looks like it has larger than normal radiuses on there corners ,so I'm not seeing how I'm going to use my router to make that particular radius as it's to big for any bit I'm aware of . I suspect I'm going to need Incra's mdf router plate jig which I see is available , but of course not on amazon .ca.
There are no instructions for mounting the plate and I'm not sure if I cut all the threw the table so that the router plate sits on the mdf dust thing or not ?
Anyone else use the Incra plate .
This is going in the extension wing of my TS you see below the plate in the photo .
I am going to build a separate router table in the near future but this is for my PC690 to use for big stuff . Can't have to many routers IMO



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It is fairly easy to make your own template. Put a 1/4" straight bit in your router, with a 3/4" guide bushing. Double stick tape your plate to a 1/2" thick piece of MDF or Plywood. Make sure that piece is sufficiently bigger then the plate. Keep the busing solid against the plate as you router around the plate. Do this in 2 or 3 passes, until you are all the way through. The frame you just made is your template, using the same router setup you used to make it.

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It is fairly easy to make your own template. Put a 1/4" straight bit in your router, with a 3/4" guide bushing. Double stick tape your plate to a 1/2" thick piece of MDF or Plywood. Make sure that piece is sufficiently bigger then the plate. Keep the busing solid against the plate as you router around the plate. Do this in 2 or 3 passes, until you are all the way through. The frame you just made is your template, using the same router setup you used to make it.
Thank you . I never thought about using a bushing as I've never used them before . Hopefully I can find them here in town for my PC690
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You should have no trouble finding bushings for your PC router. The PC style bushings are very common.

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It is fairly easy to make your own template. Put a 1/4" straight bit in your router, with a 3/4" guide bushing. Double stick tape your plate to a 1/2" thick piece of MDF or Plywood. Make sure that piece is sufficiently bigger then the plate. Keep the busing solid against the plate as you router around the plate. Do this in 2 or 3 passes, until you are all the way through. The frame you just made is your template, using the same router setup you used to make it.
I wish I read this advice a few months ago. This seems so intuitive, I can't believe I didn't think of it.
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You can get the bushings and collar with set screw to hold the bushing on your 1/4" straight bit at lee valley.
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You can get the bushings and collar with set screw to hold the bushing on your 1/4" straight bit at lee valley.
Bushing, collar on 1/4" straight bit? I'm confused.
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Bushing, collar on 1/4" straight bit? I'm confused.
Bearings go on the bit. Bushings attach to the router plate. I'm reading the suggestion as using a bushing attached to the plate as a guide to create a template to route the hole in the table. This way allows use of the bushing/bit for both processes. Essentially, being able to create this:

http://www.incrementaltools.com/INCR..._p/instemp.htm
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Yes I was thinking the same thing . After you cut out the template you use it to make another inside copy using the same bushing so it ends up being the original size . It should cut out a hole exactly the same size as the plate in theory . Seems easy now that someone has told me lol

I would just hit the easy button but the template isn't available on amazon.ca

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It is fairly easy to make your own template. Put a 1/4" straight bit in your router, with a 3/4" guide bushing. Double stick tape your plate to a 1/2" thick piece of MDF or Plywood. Make sure that piece is sufficiently bigger then the plate. Keep the busing solid against the plate as you router around the plate. Do this in 2 or 3 passes, until you are all the way through. The frame you just made is your template, using the same router setup you used to make it.
That's the best method I have seen for cutting the hole for the plate. Seems so simple.
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