mounting a router into a router table

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Old 02-15-08, 03:39 PM
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mounting a router into a router table



OK, i recently bought a dewalt 618pk router which came with 3 different bases - fixed, plunge and a d-handle base. Today I bought a skill 570 router table for 99 bucks @ lowes. Unfortunately, i have no clue as to which base to use for mounting the router to the table. should i use the plunge base? Also, any tips on drilling the router table's metal adapter plate? I am getting a bit discouraged and wondering if i should just return the table.

FYI - my built in cabinet project is coming along...got my box and face frame up and ready to go. I bought the router table so that i could make my cabinet doors.

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I am a bit confused. Why a Skil table for a DeWalt router?

Use the fixed base when attaching to the table.
 
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Old 02-15-08, 06:55 PM
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I guess i thought any table would work.

I don't even think Dewalt makes a table?
 
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Old 02-16-08, 05:02 AM
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Your router base should have threaded holes to accept the screws which will hold the router to the underside of the table. Make sure you have the correct sized screws with the correct threads.(Maybe 8-32?)
Turn the table upside down and place the router on it to check for a hole pattern in the table which should match the threaded holes in the router base. If the holes do not match, then you may have to drill new holes in the table.
 
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Old 02-16-08, 05:41 AM
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FWIW I use a router table from Rockler; bought the table top, which includes the base plate insert, and added my own legs.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...router%20table
 
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FYI - I bought a bosch table that is comes with a drop in plate that is predrilled for my dewalt d618. gotta say, i love it. I am very happy with it! Project #1 is already under way!
 
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