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Hello all from NC. This is my first question with many more to follow Im sure.

I intend to mount my router to a 1/4" piece of steel 7"x7" that will be recessed into my table top leaving a 3/16" recess on top of that for inserts that I can change out when needed if you can picture that. My question is.... do most people utilize the existing threaded holes in the router base to table mount the router. I have a 2-1/4 hp Dewalt and am not sure if those holes/ screw size are sufficient. Of course, I would purchase screws long enough that I could put nuts on them but I dont know if I want to risk damaging the threads if it should loosen and go unnoticed. Is it better to drill some holes in my router base and use larger thru bolts to mount the router? Thanks for the input.
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Hi mharwell01

This is what I suggest, put the steel back in the scrap box..

Then send off or pickup one like the one below,,
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94331

Next DON't drill any holes in the router, just use the ones that are in place to mount the router to the pop out'lift out base plate.

Then stop off at ACE hardware with one of the screws in tow from the router base, pick up 3 or 4 longer ones,they are cheap...then once you get your plate just mount the router to it...

Here's a link to show you how to install the plate and how to mount the router to the plate.
http://wealdentool.com/acatalog/tips_18.html

"I'm not sure if those holes/ screw size are sufficient" =YES they are...
you are just holding up 25lbs. max..

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Hello all from NC. This is my first question with many more to follow Im sure.

I intend to mount my router to a 1/4" piece of steel 7"x7" that will be recessed into my table top leaving a 3/16" recess on top of that for inserts that I can change out when needed if you can picture that. My question is.... do most people utilize the existing threaded holes in the router base to table mount the router. I have a 2-1/4 hp Dewalt and am not sure if those holes/ screw size are sufficient. Of course, I would purchase screws long enough that I could put nuts on them but I dont know if I want to risk damaging the threads if it should loosen and go unnoticed. Is it better to drill some holes in my router base and use larger thru bolts to mount the router? Thanks for the input.



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wow, i do like that bobj3. my main concern is to prevent my insert from sagging over time. certainly i dont own the heaviest router made, probably more like 6 lbs. but gravity and time.... thanks for the suggestion, ill definitely consider this. way more affordable than that aluminum rockler plate. if anyone has used the harbor freight plate id be interested to hear what you think of it.
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Hi mharwell01

All I can say I have two hanging on the wall, waiting in the wings so to speak,they are great plates and come with all you need..


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wow, i do like that bobj3. my main concern is to prevent my insert from sagging over time. certainly i dont own the heaviest router made, probably more like 6 lbs. but gravity and time.... thanks for the suggestion, ill definitely consider this. way more affordable than that aluminum rockler plate. if anyone has used the harbor freight plate id be interested to hear what you think of it.


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Welcome to the Router Forums mharwell. Glad to have you with us. Keep the questions coming.




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