Rockler has announced a release date for their One Plate universal router base plate, a 1/4″ thick circular aluminum ring that will accept Rockler’s Inter-Loc inserts. The inserts will let you change the baseplate opening to fit your router bit or to work with standard guide bushings — somewhat like the inserts on a router table base plate. Their new whirlwind dust port will also attach directly to the One Plate.
The One Plate will be pre-drilled for common Porter Cable, Makita, Hitachi, Dewalt, and Bosch routers, but Rockler can also custom drill it for other routers. Rockler’s page for the One Plate shows that they’ll initially sell three different ABS plastic inserts: one that accepts 1-3/8″ guide bushings, one with a 1-1/2″ opening, and one with a 2-1/2″ opening.
When the One Plate is available June 27th it’ll run you $40. The inserts will run you $7 to $9, and the dust port will cost an additional $20.
Universal Router Plate [Rockler]