mounting table plate to router
New here (just introduced myself over in the Introductions forum) and have just started building a table using MANY of the pictures, suggestions, etc. that I have gained from this site (so thank you all already!). I started off by laminating 2 24"x36" 3/4" MDF sheets, topped it with laminate countertop material (what is that stuff called exactly?) and wrapped it in poplar. I've learned alot already just doing that part! And can tell that this will not be my last router table...
I ordered the "universal" router table plate from Harbor Freight (harborfreight.xxx/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=94331) to mount my new Bosch 1617 fixed base to, but have not recieved it yet. I'm starting to think about how to best mount the router to the plate and found this post: routerforums.xxx/9862-post17.html which becomes more clear each time I read it. Question(s) are: does the plate I ordered come with a "centering guide" as described by Mike? And is the "shaft" that Mike describes a centering alignment pin like the universal one found at MLCS here: mlcswoodworking.xxx/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/routacc1.html#Universal_Centering_Alignment_Anchor If I need a centering alignment pin to do this, will the MLCS one work or should I get the Bosch specific to my router? And one last one for now... what is the best source for the black knobs that many of you use on your fences and jigs?
Last edited by dthompson; 12-05-2007 at 08:38 AM.