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pay attention to the length of the screws that you use for mounting.
when altering or changing the mounting configuration of heavy machines that literally "hang on by a thread", those threads must be long enough to support the machine indefinitely while under extreme vibration. there are horror stories of routers dropping out of their holders while spinning a large bit at 25,000 RPMs - not a safe place to be.
I drilled the holes bigger all the way through the frame and tapped new threads and installed larger and longer screws to hold my router in the table mount as well as when using thick base plates.
longer screws are also needed if you ever use a thick shop-made router base plate that is 1/4 - 3/8" thick plexiglass.
so it is a good idea to go ahead and do this now - before you go any further.
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