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My PC Router won't attach to my Kreg table correctly.

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Ok…. it's been a really long time since I've been on LumberJocks. I can't believe how long it's been.

I was having some issues with my Router and my Kreg router table. From the day I brought them home I've had the same problem. The screws that attach the router sit proud of the table. So… whenever I run a piece of wood across the table it catches on the screw. Not only does this affect accuracy… It also scratches up my wood.

In the picture below it's the screw to the left of the wood.

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So… my first thought was that the holes needed to be countersunk more. So… tonight I FINALLY attempted that. The two screws on the front side were the ones sitting proud of the table. So I got my drill out and tried to drill them out. I'd drill… then test… then drill… then test….

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But no matter what I did… no matter how much I drilled those holes out… the screws would still sit proud.

So I decided to flip the plate around. I knew the back hole didn't have any issues. However… when I flipped the plate and used the back hole in the hole to the left…. same issue. At this point… I figured the issue MUST be in the screw hole on the router itself.

SO…... I took a couple pieces of thin material and made myself some shims. Just to raise the plate away from the base of the router.

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You can see in the pic where I had placed the shims to raise the plate up more. SURE ENOUGH!!! The screws now are countersunk and do not snag or scratch my wood. However… this was just a test to see if my theory was correct. I don't think these little pieces of wood are the best answer.

So after googling the subject and getting no help I finally realized…. THIS is the place to go for answers.

Any suggestions? Is there a way to drill the hole deeper in the router base? Is there a thin shim that actually would attach to my base of the router? What next?


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Well… Thanks guys. I didn't have any shorter screws. But… now I do! i got my dremel out (At the suggestion of a google plus friend) and shortened the screws with a cut off wheel. First time I had messed with cutting metal… but after getting used to it they were done pretty quickly. Thanks for the advice.
Oh… and Layman…. .the screws that I had were much thicker than any of the others that I had on hand. I had some of shorter length. And ones that the heads weren't as thick. But none had the same thickness as the screws that came with it.

But…. now I got it!
I did try to countersink the holes in the plate. But the screws kept bottoming out.

JoeinGa… I Know! It's been way too long. However… not so long that when I saw your pic I was like… Isn't that supposed to be JoeinTN…. ? But you had changed that before I was off here.

I've got a lot of stuff going on in my shop. I'm out there more often now. So I hope to be on here more. It's good to see you guys.
Jim… yes. Two of the three holes are blind holes. The third goes all the way through and was having no issues. So I did end up trimming them down with my dremel.

Lazyman…. out of the three screws two of them would not sit right. So the third one is still at it's original length. I don't see me taking this router out of the table much… But they are still long enough to hold the plate. They were just sitting proud of the table enough to snag and scratch the wood.
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