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I need a base plate for a Freud FT1702VCEK to make a router table will a FT1700 work.

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I don't think I understand, because all routers come with a base plate, and to make a router table, you would want to remove the base plate from the router, and use the holes underneath that.

But there was a whole lot of discussion about the very same subject on a router forum, so maybe you will find the answer you need there?

http://www.routerforums.com/guide-bushings-templates/12216-freud-ft-1702-vcek-combo-router.html

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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