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I bought the Skil 1322 combo and the first round over bit I tried wouldnt fit through the hole . I have looked at plates but its like looking at
a diamond ring for your wife , you dont know if it will be the right one . The biggest bit I bought is a 1 15/16 smoothing bit so I need a plate with
a 2 inch hole at least . When you look they dont list fitting a Skil RT 1322 , What would you buy ?? I think I will get the Skil router table later .
I dont have enough room to build a router table but I have a large work table outside of my shop and the Skil table only weighs 30 pounds so
I can sit it on my table when I use it .
 

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In your other introduction post, I suggested a Kreg plate. You can call them to ask if it is available pre drilled for your router.

"Be sure to check out the FAQs section for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. If you are unable to find the information you need there, please contact the Kreg Customer Service Team by phone at toll-free 800-447-8638 or by email at [email protected]. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8am—5pm CST. Customer Service | Kreg Tool "
 

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In your other introduction post, I suggested a Kreg plate. You can call them to ask if it is available pre drilled for your router.

"Be sure to check out the FAQs section for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. If you are unable to find the information you need there, please contact the Kreg Customer Service Team by phone at toll-free 800-447-8638 or by email at [email protected]. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8am—5pm CST. Customer Service | Kreg Tool "
Thanks , I think I have a handle on it , I just ordered some 1/4 inch Acrylic sheet and I will make my own since I need different sizes
 

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Thanks , I think I have a handle on it , I just ordered some 1/4 inch Acrylic sheet and I will make my own since I need different sizes
I think that's the best way to go. By the time you actually found a universal base plate that fit your router you would have already made all of the base plates you needed.

Keep in mind that a piece of plywood with a hole in it sitting on saw horses with your router screwed to the bottom of it is a router table and a 2x4 clamped across it is a fence......
 

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Yeah well I meant I dont have room for a router table , I use a Ryobi table saw I roll out when I need It , It folds up out of my way .
I don't know about that. I have the router table, power miter saw, drill press, bench sander, another drill press, bench saw on a stand, band saw, metal band saw, floor model arc welder, air compressor, wood storage, a 4' tall tiki, space for my masters, and still have room. I figure that is not too bad for an 8X12 shop. Just have to be organized.
 

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Not to sound too alarmed but you'll want to read up about router bits and their size/respective safe speeds. Also keep in mind that not all router bits are intended for use when the router is hand held. Larger bits are for table mounted use and those applications don't require a base plate as the router is mounted to the bottom of the router table or an insert plate. If you use a router lift the motor itself is used such as this. Even when table mounted larger bit usually require several passes to make larger cuts depending on the HP of the router. Much safer with more shallower passes and the proper speed.
 
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