[color=green][color=indigo]Will stick with my insert as its no a safety matter. Saved over £350 making my table and using a car jack as a lifter even the slightest amount.
Only using one day a week I couldn't justify either a table or lifter.
I make castles from MDF form blockwork in the tower walls the blockwork vertical joints are done with a dremel, free hand.[/color][/color][/b]
Last edited by greengrass on Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
[quote="oakie"]i can see your car jack technique, but hope you still lock the router before use,you cant be too careful[/quote]
Using your sheet to reply for some reason the curser jumped to your page as I clicked it.
YEP lock it every time certainly safety conscious was safety officer for my group on GPO/BT so safety is first in workshop. Just that couldn't see a safety reason to use the inserts except as you say reduce the hole size. As all is kept clear of cutter including fingers as I have a 3" high front fence to ensure hands are well clear I see no safety reason then to go to the purchase of a manufactured base and reducer inserts , plus the jack works quite well and puts no pressure on the casing, rising easy against a soft pad to protect the casing.
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Thanks Smith222. nicking part of your page to reply:
Being on state pension I pass on the commerciall purchases and make what I can with satisfaction and safety top of the list and as the inserts are not used as safety feature then I not bothr just make a router insert with a center hole big enough for the max 16mm cutter I use.
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