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I am considering buying a Freud FT3000VCE 3 1/4 HP Router. I want to table mount this router a certain portion of the time so I was considering buying an 1/4'' Machined Aluminum Router Table Plate for my router table since this is a heavier router. I am looking at Rockler for a plate and they do not seem to have one specifically for this model of router. They do however have a plate that fits the Freud FT1700 router. I am sure the answer is probably no but does anyone know if the 3000 would have the same hole layout as the 1700?
The other option is to buy a generic undrilled plate. Has anyone done this and if yes, is it pretty easy to machine the plate?
Thanks for any input.
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Hi woodman59

The bolt pattern for the 1700 and the 3000 are not the same,buy the blank and drill it out to fit your router,,
Here's a link to the templates for both below..

http://www.routerforums.com/freud/

just a as a side note, I don't recommend the Alum.plates but that's up to you...

I do recommend the 3/8" thick phenolic resin plates for most of the big routers..
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94331
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I am considering buying a Freud FT3000VCE 3 1/4 HP Router. I want to table mount this router a certain portion of the time so I was considering buying an 1/4'' Machined Aluminum Router Table Plate for my router table since this is a heavier router. I am looking at Rockler for a plate and they do not seem to have one specifically for this model of router. They do however have a plate that fits the Freud FT1700 router. I am sure the answer is probably no but does anyone know if the 3000 would have the same hole layout as the 1700?
The other option is to buy a generic undrilled plate. Has anyone done this and if yes, is it pretty easy to machine the plate?
Thanks for any input.


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bobj3,
Thanks. Great information. Just what I was looking for.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2008, 01:23 AM
 
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Hi BobJ3,

I'm thinking about purchasing the same router, (Freud FT3000VCE 3-1/4 HP Variable Speed Plunge Router) and I was intending to make my own router table mounting
plate, and table. I found a piece of 1/2" thick lexan to use as my mounting
plate... in your opinion would this be a good idea?

Thank you,

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Where did you get the large drill bits for the two adjustment holes? One was 20.0mm and the other 15.5mm. Since I did get the aluminum one from Rockler I have to have twist bits to drill it out. I found them at Granger but $40 for both bits or $20 per hole. That really raises the price of any mounting plate .
I was making my own router table for a staycation (stay at home vacation) and got stopped by this .

thanks,

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Where did you get the large drill bits for the two adjustment holes? One was 20.0mm and the other 15.5mm. Since I did get the aluminum one from Rockler I have to have twist bits to drill it out. I found them at Granger but $40 for both bits or $20 per hole. That really raises the price of any mounting plate .
I was making my own router table for a staycation (stay at home vacation) and got stopped by this .

thanks,

Steve
The size of the adjustment access holes shouldn't be that critical. I just used whatever inchbase bit that was in my set. 5/8" will get you 15.9mm and 3/4" will get you 19.125mm

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Thanks, I was looking at those bits.
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