I just got my PC 7518 router and I am looking for a mounting plate for the
router table I want to build. I looked at the Rockler Extra-large aluminum
plate which looks promising but it is expensive. Any suggestions? I want a
plate that is strong enough for the 7518 and large enough so that the
opening in the table top accommodates the large handles of the 7518.
I eventually went for the Woodpeck plate (my 3rd attempt at a plate)
and haven't looked back since. Yes it is quite a bit of money but I
haven't cried since the day the CC bill came in. And their range of
accessories is rather large. Just one caution: centering the router
takes a bit of trial and error.
Sat, Jul 3, 2004, 4:41pm (EDT+4) firstname.lastname@example.org (philly45)
<snip> looking for a mounting plate for the router table I want to
build. <snip> Any suggestions? <snip>
1/4" plywood works fine for me.
Just because it's not nice doesn't mean it's not miraculous.
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I like some of the softer grades of aluminum, but Lexan also works well. The
Rockler aluinum plate also works well. I've got one of their tables, which is a
very simple design that works very well, and the plate is easy to use. Trouble
is, if you misdrill, you're out $40.
Whoops. Just checked. $50.
"It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from
H. L. Mencken
Check out Lee Valley's base plate.
Call them first, just to make sure you can take your PC 7518 router
out. I like the extra stability the 9" base plate gives when used off
the router table.
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