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I have a UK Trend CRT MkIII with a resin insert plate and plastic insert rings. I also have a DeWalt D26204k combi router. My problem is that there re no pre-drilled holes on the Insert Plate to suit my router and, more problematically, any holes that I would have to drill would have to be in the plastic insert rings and not in the main resin insert plate. Am I missing something and does anybody have any suggestions so that I can use these together? Don't really want to make a complete new Insert Plate.

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Michael You could get another router. You do realize one isn't enough. :wink: Also you could get another router plate. One thing I do know you shouldn't put a bolt into a plastic ring. That ain't going to work.

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Absolutely - my concern was over the plastic insert ring. All I can think of is to make a sub-plate that fits under the Trend Insert Plate and then allows the DeWalt D26204 to be mounted. Will need some drilling and tapping but my only other option is to change router and/or router table as you say. But how do you know which router tables will take which routers? Not as if you can pop down the road to check.......

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Mike I don't think they ever intended for that router to be used in a table because of its small size. The router table has an opening large enough so that you could use a panel raising bit in it which won't chuck in your router. Bottom line is that they really aren't that compatible. You could mount a plate to the router and then bolt that to the table plate but that will impact your depth of cut which is already a bit limited. That appears to be the same as our DW 611 model sold here. Good little trim router and I own that kit.
 

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Sounds like that is a trim router, which is not suited for table work. It is an excellent little router for trimming up edges, doing roundovers and even sign making, each of which activity is hand held. You need a couple of horsepower router with a 12 mm (half inch) collet for table use. Very likely your existing plate will work with it. Keep the small router, get a good strong router, what ever the Bosch 1617 is called there. You'll be happy with it.
 

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Thanks for the replies - really appreciated. Looks like I managed to buy two incompatible tools!! Should have come here first but mistakenly thought any router would suit a router table. Not planning to do any heavy work, so D26204K is probably OK but being a new user I wanted a table to help me. Or maybe i will just sell them both on eBay UK and move on :-(

Thank you again for all your help and guidance. You guys rock!

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Mike that is a great little router for trim work and edge profiling. I wouldn't be too hasty to get rid of it. Quite a few of us have the north American model and I can't recall hearing anyone who didn't like theirs. I believe this is the same machine except for our power systems. https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DWP611PK-Torque-Variable-Compact/dp/B0049ZFUK2
Michael I agree, keep the router for handheld use and buy a bigger router for use in the table. If you can't afford another router right now I would make a temporary base plate that you can use to mount the router in the table until you get another router for the table. I have the USA model and love it.
 

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Mike I don't think they ever intended for that router to be used in a table because of its small size. The router table has an opening large enough so that you could use a panel raising bit in it which won't chuck in your router. Bottom line is that they really aren't that compatible. You could mount a plate to the router and then bolt that to the table plate but that will impact your depth of cut which is already a bit limited. That appears to be the same as our DW 611 model sold here. Good little trim router and I own that kit.
This router is marked as fully compatible with that table with a big green tick. I too am finding it difficult to understand how I am meant to attach it
 
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