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I know theres a lot of threads at the moment about warped tables and plates.
I dont need a new table, but my Kreg plate has definitely sagged.

Having spent out on their leveling plates and making sure the edges are in line with the table cutout, the sag is very pronounced.
Is there any known cure?

Or any cheap options? having just spent my pocket money on a new bandsaw, theres not a lot left in the kitty.
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I had a problem with one half of my fence being a little thicker than the other. I called Kreg and told them about the problem and they mailed me another free of charge. I know you live in another part of the world but I think they will do the same for you.

PS- How's that for cheap?

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Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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Thats my kind of price.

I'd better take a couple pics first to back up the claim.
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It needs to be returned and replaced. Kreg is a pretty responsible company and should replace it. Let us know how they handled it, we consumers have to stick together.
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I know theres a lot of threads at the moment about warped tables and plates.
I dont need a new table, but my Kreg plate has definitely sagged.

Having spent out on their leveling plates and making sure the edges are in line with the table cutout, the sag is very pronounced.
Is there any known cure?

Or any cheap options? having just spent my pocket money on a new bandsaw, there's not a lot left in the kitty.
composite plate???
if so they do that...
you may have to make up truss arrangement for it to keep it from doing it again w/ your replacement...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I bought the plate well before I knew anything about router tables and their problems.
With 20/20 hindsight i think I would have bought a cast alloy one, but It'll be a while before the treasurer releases any more of my pocket money, having just told her my bandsaw " was it" for spending..
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Bob one of the reasons I don`t lock my plate down in the table is so I can take the router out when I`m not using it so that the weight isn`t hanging on it. You can always try taking it out and suspending it on the face, upside down i.e., and let it bend back the other way. It will take time but if it bent one way it will bend back again and be at least close to flat again.
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If Stick is right & the plate is plastic then you can get out cheap.
X screwing some ground flat aluminum to it.
That will pull the cup out of it.
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Bob one of the reasons I don`t lock my plate down in the table is so I can take the router out when I`m not using it so that the weight isn`t hanging on it. You can always try taking it out and suspending it on the face, upside down i.e., and let it bend back the other way. It will take time but if it bent one way it will bend back again and be at least close to flat again.
I have learned from this post that I need to check my plate for sag and take the router out when I am not using it.

Don in Murfreesboro,Tn.

Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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I have the grizzly table with the plastic and put some weights on it and it straightened out. And now do as Don suggested on remove the router when not in use.
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