No. The bit should be centered on the plate. If you are mounting to a table you do have to take into consideration where the router controls are so they can be reached easily.
does it matter where in the router plate the router is attached as long as the collet is in the exact center of the hole in the plate?
Also, Am I supposed to keep the clear plastic bottom plate that came with the router on the router when it is attached to the table?
No. The router should be attached to the table's mounting plate without the plate that came with the router.
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Last edited by curiousgeorge; 02-11-2008 at 04:49 PM.