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$13 Grizzly router insert plates

I ordered 5 of these recently. They came today.

At what looks like 3/8" thick, it appears to be a very substantial insert plate. It comes with 2 rings, a pin, 4 set screws in the corners for leveling, and an allen wrench. I am not sure about this because I am at work, but the inner ring looks like it is sized to be compatible with the Porter Cable style template guides.

Seems like very good buy at $13 each.

http://www.grizzly.com/parts/PT10432047
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I know you build some very involved shop projects (mainly your workbench) but what are you building now that will require 5 routers?!?!?!?!
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lol, nothing in process right now.

that new little router table i have been putting together is the real incentive for this.

then i have that bigger router table that takes 3 routers. That leaves one for something like a horizontal router or maybe that pantorouter i am (not) working on.
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Would you be so kind as to post a pic?
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I must have missed the menage a router table, but it sounds intriguing. My phone won't load the image for some reason, but $13 is a pretty good deal. How much to ship?
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I know you build some very involved shop projects (mainly your workbench) but what are you building now that will require 5 routers?!?!?!?!
Router plates can be used for other things than tables. Planning jigs, offset bases,..... just add some imagination.

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cap, the shipping is dependent on the total order amount, not weight or anything. i think my shipping was around $15. for one plate, i seem to remember seeing $6.77 for shipping. i'll see if i can dig up a pic of the router table
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Wow....I thought the HF version at $20 was a nice deal. I'm sure I paid well over $30 for my Hartville insert several years ago. Wish I needed more than so I could maximize the shipping like you did! Thanks for the pic Chris!
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Are they flat? Looks like I have similar one and it's not dead flat. There is a small bowl - ~1/16 inch between ends and middle.

Also the lever bolts move due to vibration. You level the insert to be flat and start routing - the insert easy goes down. I had to use super-glue to fix them.

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I bought the Grizzly economy router table that comes with that insert. While for the $$ it was good, I quickly upgraded to a anodized metal version for strength. The one thing I didn't like about the whole thing is the size of that insert only table doesn't allow for my to use a router lift as none fit. It's a unique size.

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Thanks Chris.

I have been thinking about one of those, or maybe two. I can see where it would be real convenient to have two setups ready to go. Just lift one out and set the other in. That's a quick change! I do have two identical Bosch 1617, but it wouldn't matter if different models were used.

I guess I am thinking about rail and stile router bit sets. One setup for cutting the stub tenons and the other for the grooves. Or possibly one dedicated to just raised panels.

Currently, I have a Rockler plate so it would be fairly easy to enlarge my opening just a wee bit for the Griz plate to fit.
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Currently, I have a Rockler plate so it would be fairly easy to enlarge my opening just a wee bit for the Griz plate to fit.
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Hi Mike - I'd be more inclined to cut the plate down to fit the table. Phenolic machines nicely... stinks to high heaven when you do though.

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Are they flat? Looks like I have similar one and it's not dead flat. There is a small bowl - ~1/16 inch between ends and middle.

Also the lever bolts move due to vibration. You level the insert to be flat and start routing - the insert easy goes down. I had to use super-glue to fix them.
I'll second this, I thought maybe it was just the weight of the router that warped it over time. My plate raises up from the vibrations too. I keep meaning to put some locktite on them. If those plates are flat brand new, I might consider buying a new one.
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Thanks Chris.

I have been thinking about one of those, or maybe two. I can see where it would be real convenient to have two setups ready to go. Just lift one out and set the other in. That's a quick change! I do have two identical Bosch 1617, but it wouldn't matter if different models were used.

I guess I am thinking about rail and stile router bit sets. One setup for cutting the stub tenons and the other for the grooves. Or possibly one dedicated to just raised panels.

Currently, I have a Rockler plate so it would be fairly easy to enlarge my opening just a wee bit for the Griz plate to fit.
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yeah ... another typical use for a dual router setup would be for dovetails. that was the main reason i set made a table that holds 3 routers ... one for a roundover bit, and the other 2 for dovetails.
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mine are flat. if yours are not, i'm sure you can contact grizzly and they will make it right.
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