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OK here’s the scoop. I am adapting this table to use for now.

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While I would like to use a router plate there is just not enough room between the router opening and the dado which will have a T track soon. I know I could move the center of the router back but then I’m going to limit my fence settings (limit them more).

But at the same time I’d like to be able to put larger bits than the hole that is there will allow. Is there a system of reducer rings that can be used here? Preferably something with a cutting template (similar to how you would route out an opening for a plate). Or maybe a smaller plate out there that would work in this case?

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Hi Nick
Don't move the hole center on the table just use a smaller plate.
The one form Lee Valley, is a easy one to make just look real hard at the picture and you will see how it works ,, ( a drop slot on the lip to drop the router in and out)
You can make your own bigger rings very easy


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You can make your own, very easy to make with some plastic you can get from ACE Hardware..




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Both those plates would work with my size table. But I would be back to my same limitation of using a bit that is only about 1 ˝” in diameter. To tell you the truth since the 1617 motor slides out of the base easily I’m ok with mounting it directly to the table for now. I would just like to not limit myself to smaller / med bits…

In a perfect world there would be a set of rings with a template to route out the hole directly in my table. Similar to the templates available for the larger router plates. Maybe I just thought of a new product . I should patient it! But I’m sure it’s been done…

Then there is always plan B… Just make my own fricken table top. Then I can set up the plate anyway I want,,, Would 2 layers of 3/4 MDF be good for this?

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Hi Nick

Just cut it down to the size you need and want .. 7" x 7" or 9" x 9" router your pocket and drop it in...

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94331


Just a note , you can buy rings BUT they are tricky to put in place,, you will need to make a jig or with some luck the center hole you now have will take a brass guide and a home made circle jig to router out the pocket for them.

You can use one like the one below but they don't give them away...
http://www.soundlabsgroup.com.au/c/J...ircle+Jigs.htm
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http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=20283

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ok,, ignor this question... I'm going to go with a pre-drilled plate...

see this:

http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...ch-1617-a.html
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