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Is it possible to make the router plate hole bigger on 18V makita router?


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Normally I’d say ream it out but…those little palm routers are designed for smaller bits and get out of control with a wider diameter bit. Plus making the base plate hole larger doesn’t increase the size of the base which could make it more dangerous to handle with a larger bit. Hope this helps! Chris

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So without trying too hard to sound like a dolt…I don’t know. I have  compact Dewalt trim router but most of my routers are larger, Festool Bosch and PC units. I would gander at this and say for a dust collection shroud? My Festool has something similar to the one pictured. These are normally a slide on and turn unit that you can then attach a hose but I don’t have this particular router

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I would just use a larger router designed for larger bits. I learned a long time ago that it’s not always wise to make a tool a Jack of all Trades. Secondly, god forbid something happens and you have no financial recourse because you altered the tool from its intended limits.


As a firefighter, I always err on the side of caution.

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