I have purchased an RT1000xl table from Canada, it is beautiful, it came with to laxan plates one with a two inch hole, and a blank. I also purchased an aluminum plate from them with a three inch whole that comes with a ring and a brass center piece. I have a Bosch 1617 router and I purchased a lift base. Your right when you say you agonize over the mounting of the router. I have no idea how to do it, I also purchased a fly cutter to cut a larger whole in the blanl lexan plate so I can use raised panel bits eventually. But there i don't know how to cut the whole with the small lip to holf the rings, or do I need to. I need Mounting and cutting holes for router mounting For the Real Dummies.