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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-06-2015, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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I just got a used (second hand but essentially brand new) Woodpecker router top on a Kreg table base. The setup didn't have a router insert so in order to save money I was going to buy a $50 Kreg insert to put into the Woodpecker cutout instead of the $100 Woodpecker insert. I'm not planning to use a lift at this time and will just mount my Porter Cable router to the underside and adjust as I go.

The problem is I'm not sure how to level and screw down the Kreg insert to the Woodpecker top since they are designed to use different systems. Is anybody familiar with this problem who could provide any advice or suggestions?

As you can guess, this is my first router table - so I'm still learning.
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Sorry to say I don't have an answer for you, but I would like to welcome you to the forum !




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Hello and welcome to the router forum.
sorry not familiar with your set up but I'm sure we have a member that can help you, sounds like you got a good deal

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These may just do the trick for ya wrecks:

https://www.kregtool.com/store/c41/r...ate-levelers/#


if you got 1" between the bottom of the plate and the bottom of the table you should be good. These levels work on tables
up to 1 1/2" thick. I'd pre-drill before mounting

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Thanks for the friendly welcome and for the advice above from TwoSkies. I saw those and they might work but the existing table has a rabbit that the insert is designed to sit on. I guess I could set those supports so they sat on the inside of the rabbit and it wouldn't make much of a difference.

I did get a good deal, the whole setup with the Kreg base, the Woodpecker top, nice heavy locking casters, and a power switch was only $100!

Now I just need to learn how to use it!!
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They will mount to the underside of the table top, below the rabbet. They are advertised to fit tables that are 1 1/2" thick, so you should be good to go....

You come to the right place to learn how to use it.....There's quite a bit of knowledge floating around here somewhere

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Welcome to the forum - when you get a chance, please update your profile with a first name - makes it so much more personal - there are too many people with a first name of n/a

Your initial post asked how you would screw down the insert - you shouldn't have to screw it down as the weight of the router will keep it in place and will allow you to lift the plate/router for ease of adjustment.

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Vince... on my WP tabletop, the opening is just ever so slightly deeper than 3/8"...

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I saw a reference in wreck's post about a rabbet but didn't realize it was that shallow - is 3/8" too shallow for gravity to hold the plate/router in place?

I see the Kreg Precision router plate is 3/8" so with the Kreg levelers I would think it would be the right fit?

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problem he'd encounter I do believe is that the plate would rest slightly lower than the top of the table... and I do mean just slightly..this is something that he can easily check quickly....if it is flush, no doubt the weight of the router would hold her in place easily...not much different than resting on the adjusters, regardless of design..
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