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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Default Which hole pattern should I get (plate for a Bosch 1617)?

Ok, after contemplating lots of different options Iím going to buy a pre-drilled plate and routing template for my Bosch 1617. I also have the under table base on its way for it. I know that base has holes for the standard Bosch 4 hole pattern and the more popular 3 hole (PC 690 I believe).

So. If I have the option of getting a plate either drilled for the Bosch 4 hole or PC 3 hole which one should I get?

I think 4 screws are better than 3. But then again the PC 3 hole would give me more options in the future.

Should I just flip a coin?

Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-23-2007, 06:49 PM
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Been there - done that- which plate is best? I purchased the Oakpark Universal Plate which fits the Bosch, Craftsman and others. The universal plate allows you to mount several different routers using one plate. Check out their selection, I am sure you will be happy.

Using a plate for one specific router limits your future choices. Three holes vs four holes are not an issue at all when mounting a router. Two holes (if they exist) is another question.

I hope you find the suggestion useful.
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