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Our community workshop router table also ends up being a work bench much of the time. A router has been broken in the past by someone accidentally knocking a screw in the hole which landed in the router motor housing, then later turning on the router - crunch.

Since then I have used a small wood cutout with a magnet on one side to prevent this happening again, but its difficult to take on and off and is easy to lose.

Basically the goal is to easily/quickly plug the hole, make it removable, and ideally keep the plug from being lost.

Anyone have a better suggestion?

  • My router table also ends up being a work bench much of the time. I think that's your problem right there, unfortunately. There's a lot to be said about having a dedicated workbench. – grfrazee Feb 23 '16 at 14:33
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    A picture of your table top opening might help. Do you have a mounting plate with changeable size insert rings? – Ashlar Feb 23 '16 at 14:37
  • @Ashlar. yes, it's a kreg insert - and i think i may have just seen one that has no hole, which might work. but, if i didn't have that, i suppose it would still be a problem: woodcraft.com/Product/158286/… – NipFu Feb 23 '16 at 17:16
  • @grfrazee Good point. And we do have a dedicated work bench or two, but it seems inevitably people do stuff on the router table too. – NipFu Feb 23 '16 at 17:17
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    My response to that: "you break it, you buy it" :) – grfrazee Feb 23 '16 at 17:43
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Use a blank insert for your router table insert plate - assuming you have one. There is one pictured in this set of five. (shown below)

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