I am building a router table and have purchased the cast aluminum
insert plate from woodpecker. They were even so nice as to sell me a
template to cut the exact right hole in my table top for the plate.
The template is 3/4" MDF.
I have a Freud FT2000 plunge router, but even with the plunge all the
way down, the top bearing of the pattern bit barely clears the base of
the router. I'm using a 5/8" diameter pattern bit with a 1/2" cutter
length. So, the cutter doesn't even get down to the top of the table
with the router sitting on top of the template!
Anyone else have the problem? Am I going about this wrong?