Router Plate Recommendation
#15
  Re: RE: Router Plate Recommendation by photobug ([quote="DieselDennis...)
(10-28-2021, 04:24 PM)photobug Wrote: I have a cast iron wing router table with an aluminum plate.

I would really consider a router lift.  I have a "Router Raizer" for mine, a much cheaper alternative to an expensive lift, I really like the ease of adjusting the bit height.  The biggest weakness to my system is the inserts to the router plate.  They are plastic and not always as flat as can be.  In my next life, I would go for a locking insert.

I'd go along with the Router Raizer too, I'm not sure if there are any other lifts for plunge routers. I have a Freud FT2000E which is plunge only. The Router Raizer was simple to install, there are a number of washers, bushings etc in the box. Pick the ones you need. I took the plunge spring out initially but put it back in. Without the plunge spring I needed to use the plunge lock. When I locked it the bit would tilt a tiny bit. I found with the spring in there is enough drag on the screw that it doesn't seem to move when in use without the lock so doesn't tilt. It may not anyway with the spring installed. One consideration is that the lead screw is 3/8"-16 so some might find the adjustment too coarse. One turn moves the bit 1/16", half turn 1/32" etc. The upside is that it doesn't take too many turns to raise the bit up when changing it.
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#16
  Re: Router Plate Recommendation by DieselDennis (Recently acquired a ...)
I have a Bench-dog cast iron table, aluminum plate with lift I got from Rockler, on a cabinet I built, for bit storage and vacuum dust collection.
Definitely like a router lift for minor adjustments.

Mark
....the measure of a man is not what he does when people are around, it is what he does when no one is around.....

USAF, 1976-1982
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#17
  Re: Router Plate Recommendation by DieselDennis (Recently acquired a ...)
Denjis, what did you wind up deciding?
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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#18
  Re: Router Plate Recommendation by DieselDennis (Recently acquired a ...)
I put the one on Amazon from TayTools on my wish list.

Honestly there weren't a lot of options.  Has to be 9" x 12" x 1/4" thick.  If you want an aluminum plate, that severely limits the choices.  Add in that I need to bolt it to a DeWalt router and it's more like this one or that one.

Also want to add, I did everything short of unbolting the table extension and looking on the inside edge to find some sort of marking on the table.  Can't find a trace of any identifiers.  It came with a PM66 I picked up from a local university.
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