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Offline jlk4u2nv

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Attaching acrylic/polycarbonate base to OF1400
« on: September 08, 2010, 05:06 PM »
I am going to be attempting to make some bowls/trays with my router. I am wondering what size screws to use to attach an enlarged base to my OF1400 and also where to buy the screws. The bases I am looking at are these at Eagle America. Eagle America (not sure if the link worked it is my first time posting) Thanks so much!

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Offline Corwin

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Re: Attaching acrylic/polycarbonate base to OF1400
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 06:47 PM »
Your link works fine.  You can use two M6 x 1.00 threaded screws.  See this post which shows a photo of the underside of the OF1400 and the mounting screw locations.

Offline jlk4u2nv

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Re: Attaching acrylic/polycarbonate base to OF1400
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 07:21 PM »
Thanks for the link! Might be a dumb question but are M6 x1.00 screws something I can find at home depot or lowes or is it something that is hard to track down? Definitely something I have never messed with before. Thanks

Offline tms0425

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Re: Attaching acrylic/polycarbonate base to OF1400
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 08:07 PM »
I bought them at Lowes.  I also drilled a polycarbonate Jasper circle jig to attache to the existing base, but note those screw heads must be inset or chamfered somehow for a clean and flat base surface.  That was a bit of a pain to do right.  If it's pre-drilled you're all set.

Offline Wood_Junkie

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Re: Attaching acrylic/polycarbonate base to OF1400
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 08:20 PM »
Thanks for the link! Might be a dumb question but are M6 x1.00 screws something I can find at home depot or lowes or is it something that is hard to track down? Definitely something I have never messed with before. Thanks

I know they sell them at the Home Depot here.  They're in the stacks of plastic boxes of specialty fasteners, bolts, bushings, etc.
They usually run about $0.50 - $0.75ish each.

Offline jlk4u2nv

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Re: Attaching acrylic/polycarbonate base to OF1400
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2010, 01:39 AM »
Thanks for all the info! I found some at Home Depot. Just had to guess at the length though. I believe I picked up some M6.0x 1 x 20 mm. Hopefully that is the right length if not they have lots of options!

Offline Jay Evans

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Re: Attaching acrylic/polycarbonate base to OF1400
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 07:48 AM »
Just general information guys-
When countersinking SAE standard flat head screws, the countersink angle is 82 degrees, included.  When countersinking metric flathead screws the angle is 100 degrees included.  You can use a standard countersink for metric screws, but when they don't exactly fit right, this is the reason- it will however still work.

The ability to add sub bases like this, and the self / automatic centering of the guide bushings, along with toolless changes, make the 1400 far superior to the 1010 IMO.

good luck

Jay