Just got my new rockler catalog and noticed the line of different plates for
their router table -- actually it looks like they should not only fit the
rocker line, but they also match the wood pecker plate as well. From the
catalog they have a plate designed to support a jig saw and one to support
the PorterCable spindle sander.
I have been looking into OSSs but have been hesitant due to having a small
shop and not a lot of room -- but this opens up a new option. Especially
since the router table has all the attachments for dust collection as well
Anybody tried this -- any feedback ?
I've tried both the jig saw plate and the OSS plate.
The Jig Saw plate is worthless. Too much vibration to do any good.
The OSS plate, on the other hand, is quite nice. It's a bit of a trick
to get the sander into the hole, but once you do it, everything is fine.
Set the sander speed before you put it in. Also, I use my router
speed control to turn the thing on and off, since the power switch is on
the bottom when it's in the table. Note that I didn't use the speed
control to control the speed of the sander; just to turn it on and off.
Sam the Cat wrote:
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