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Scot

12:51PM | 05/28/99
I am an avid router table user. I upgraded to a big 3/5 hp router and needed a heavy duty table for it. I really like the Sears Professional table with it's very flat very stable cast top. problem is I have to
mount my router to an adaptor plate below the table. The stack ups on the heights are:
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table top thickness is: 4/8"
router adaptor plate thickness is: 1/8"
stand-offs between plate and table bottom is: 2/8"
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The problem is when I use the router manual's recommended collet insertion depth for bit's of 3/4", and considering the bit shanks are only 1 1/4" long, I can't get the bit
to stick high enough above the table!!! Help!!! Whay can I do? Is this typical??? I really really liek the table but I can't use it with my typical 1/4" shank bits!!!

Someon else MUST be sharing this problem.

BobF

04:12AM | 06/01/99
I think your best bet is to make your own insert from a peice of lexan or plexiglass. It will replace the router's base and still fit into the table.

You may also consider building your own table. Se www.woodmagazine.com for plans.

Wick

06:59AM | 06/01/99
Scot, I agree with BobF, but just wanted to let you know of another web page with plans for building your own table, it's www.am-wood.com. Check their archives for a router table it seems to be a very nice setup, although I haven't built mine yet.


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