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I just purchased a Bosch 1617 router kit and have decided to make a "proper" router table for it. I've been using the Vermont American table for my PC690.

I'd like to purchase the mounting plate first before I start building the top and am considering the Kreg plate. I was at Lee Valley today and they only carry the undrilled version. I know that Kreg makes a predrilled version for the PC690/Bosch 1617 routers at the same price as the undrilled version, but I'd have to order it from other than Lee Valley (which is only about 1/2 hour from me)
A couple of questions:

Do you use the Kreg plate and do you like it?
Is there anything you don't like about the Kreg plate?
Have you purchased the "undrilled" version then drilled your own?
Was the drilling template accurate?

OK, sorry, more than a "couple" of questions.

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Kreg's composite plate sags after a while...

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 have woodpecker 3/8 Aluminum. They come pre drilled and have a nice insert They use set screws for leveling. I epoxied aluminum flat stock on the recess edge because the weight digs in.

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Woodpecker aluminum plate is my choice. Comes pre drilled and you can get it with the twist lock inserts which speeds up bit changes. You can also get a template for cutting the opening.
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Kreg's composite plate sags after a while...
What Stick says is true. Mine sags and "Sonnybob" had a post on here a few weeks ago about his Kreg plate sagging.

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What Stick says is true. Mine sags and "Sonnybob" had a post on here a few weeks ago about his Kreg plate sagging.
Thanks for the opinions so far.

Kreg's phenolic plate is 3/8" thick. Is the sagging issue inherent to all/most phenolic plates - how much sagging are we talking about? I suspect a lot of people use phenolic rather than aluminum - is it fair to say then, most people have sagging issues (not the people, their plates ) but simply don't complain about it. Reviews I've read re: Kreg plates didn't surface that issue. I'm not defending the plate, just trying to make a wise purchase.

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Thanks for the opinions so far.

Kreg's phenolic plate is 3/8" thick. Is the sagging issue inherent to all/most phenolic plates - how much sagging are we talking about? I suspect a lot of people use phenolic rather than aluminum - is it fair to say then, most people have sagging issues (not the people, their plates ) but simply don't complain about it. Reviews I've read re: Kreg plates didn't surface that issue. I'm not defending the plate, just trying to make a wise purchase.
I believe so...
think many never notice due to VOE...

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Calling Kreg is something I need to do. I called them about another issue with one of their products and they were more than happy to solve the problem. ""They do have great customer service"" The thing about the sagging plate is I don't think a new plate will fix the problem but I will call them Monday and see what they have to say.

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I've not used the Kreg plate, but know their service to be excellent. I've got a pair of Rockler/Bench Dog aluminum plates with no sag after nearly 4 years, but when i make a change, it'll most likely be to Incra's plate with the magnetic inserts for air flow. That's an idea that appeals to me--right or wrong.
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If you want a plate you don't need to mess with ever again just get aluminum. The Woodpecker is an awesome choice as are many other aluminum plates.
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