need advice for inserting rosseau router plate into bench dog promax cast iron table
Hello to all,
I am in a bit of a quandary as I recently purchased a Rosseau router table insert for my already existing Bench dog ProMax Cast Iron router table that I have attached to my table saw. I had to purchase a new router plate as the one that comes shipped with the bench dog model is not flexible enough to insert bushings or open wide to accept larger router bits. I saw that the Rosseau has inner rings that you can remove to adjust to the size of the bits and so I purchased it. It is black phenolic (?) with a grey outer ring and a red inner ring which can be removed.
The problem I have is now that I opened the Rosseau packaging and tried to insert it into the cast iron table, it doesn't fit. The Rosseau is too big by about 1/4" on two sides and about 1/2" on the other two sides.
So first, I'm really annoyed that either Rosseau or ProMax didn't conform to any type of standard sizing. Now I'm even more annoyed because I need this router plate to finish my routing and I am stuck as to what I should do.
My thought that I need advice on is this:
Since I know I cannot re-mill the cast iron router top, I am forced to resize the router plate. But I have never milled a router plate before and am nervous in doing so. I don't feel comfortable enough using my table-saw to cut the edges down to size, so I figure I'll probably use my band-saw. But is this OK? Has anyone done this and is there anything I should worry about? I am hoping this is something I can mill, otherwise I'm really outta luck here....
So I need some advice from some veteran router folks - has anyone attempted this before? Any tips?
Many Thanks to all!!