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Perfectly sized for Rockler and Bench Dog router plates.

Rockler Router Plate Template

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Get a custom fit for your router table plate with this easy-to-use template. With an 8-1/4" x 11-3/4" design, it is perfectly sized for and Bench Dog router plates.

  • Templates are made of 1/2" MDF material
  • Instructions are permanently affixed to the template
  • Optional Router Plate Leveling and Locking Hardware Pack sold separately
  • We suggest using our 1/2" Pattern Cutting Bit (#33536, sold separately), but other 1/2" pattern bits also work
  • For best results, mount the template to the desired location of the router plate installation using double-face tape (sold separately)
(1) Rockler Router Plate Template
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 2.2500
Tech Spec
  • Material: 1/2" MDF
  • Dimensions: 8 1/4" x 11 3/4"
Tech Docs
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3.6 / 5.0
39 Reviews
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It’s worth the investment
This really helped a lot. It’s not something fun to buy. However it made the plates installation goes seamlessly and it really makes a difference In the overall finished product
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September 18, 2018
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Quick and easy. Worked as expected.
June 28, 2018
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Just what I needed
June 9, 2018
5 months ago
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Time saver
This is well worth the money. Perfect cut and saved a ton of time.
March 9, 2018
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works Great
This product is excellent. When used with the Rockler Pattern Bit #33536 it gives great results. The only recommendation I can give prior to use is to remove the informational sticker from the template before use (or simply install the template on the workpiece with the sticker down). The reason for this is that the bottom of my router hung up on the sticker and tore it from the template. Other than that, the template is well worth the money.
March 4, 2018
7 months ago
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Works great, needs a new home.
Great template. Uni-tasker- hope to find someone else that needs this now.
February 28, 2018
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great template is very accurate, router plate fit perfectly.
July 16, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Does the job perfect
Works great with router.
March 3, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect fit
This made short work of cutting a hole to fit the router lift.
September 23, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked as advertised.
Worked as advertised. Made cutting the hole very easy.
September 13, 2016
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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I already have a dedicated table selected. I needed a reliable router plate that fits my Triton router and a template to help combine them together.
SAULO L on Jul 31, 2018
To make the correct size in my router stand
James S on Apr 6, 2018
I already have a dedicated table selected. I needed a reliable router plate that fits my Triton router and a template to help combine them together.
SAULO L on Jul 31, 2018
Current Rockler plate smaller than ordered one
Janeil K on May 12, 2018
To make the correct size in my router stand
James S on Apr 6, 2018
I need this for previous buy of bench dog router plate.
Richard J R on Mar 15, 2018
had to change the size of my insert on router table.
Kay E on Mar 14, 2018
I felt that this would be a perfect compliment to the router plate I ordered.
Mike H on Feb 28, 2018
To help install a Prolift Router system
Jed B on Feb 28, 2018
Goes with plate..
Nicholas S on Jan 19, 2018
For the price its easer than making my own template
Scott R on Jan 12, 2018
I am building a new router table and need this to install the plate.
Thomas N on Jan 12, 2018
Ease and accuracy of cutting groove for router plate
Doug S on Nov 30, 2017
I need this make it easy to make the correct size
opening for router plate.
Joseph Smith on Nov 28, 2017
The template should assure a more accurate cutout
Donald R on Nov 10, 2017
ease of install
Simon S on Nov 8, 2017
Ease of installation of new router table insert
Danny T on Nov 6, 2017
I bought the Rocker FX router lift system and needed the template to make my router table top which is a great time saver
Rama C on Oct 18, 2017
To leave the guess work out of installing router plate
Zachary P on Sep 16, 2017
Needed For Router Table
Thomas B on Sep 10, 2017
Needed one.
jaime H on Jul 9, 2017
makes the job a lot easier
Erik J on May 17, 2017
to make certain i get the right size
Ken D on Apr 10, 2017
Using New Yankee Workshop router station plan and Rockler parts were recommended.
PAUL D. G on Apr 7, 2017
Was included with table top but arrived with broken corner
NEWTON C on Mar 15, 2017
Needed to update my old Rockler table to fit the Rockler Router Lift I purchased.
Jeffrey P on Jan 8, 2017
made own router table out of large console TV cabinet. Works great.
LARRY L on Jan 5, 2017
Building a router table on my table saw
Tony A on Jan 2, 2017
hopefully it makes installation easier
Patrick B on Dec 30, 2016
Looks like the easiest way to set up the router plate.
Robert E on Dec 26, 2016
I'm enlarging my Rockler router table plate opening.
James P on Dec 22, 2016
I choose this because I bought the router plate to create a router table addition for my Delta table saw. Didn't work well for me. If you know someone with a CNC you'd be better off.
Rob on Nov 27, 2016
This is totally unnecessary if you are only making one hole. But, I have made several table and insets for the holes when the routers are removed and the tables used for work benches. it was total convenience.
Tony G on Nov 25, 2016
Daniel V on Nov 13, 2016
To cut a hole for my Router Plate.
David S on Oct 30, 2016
an aluminum plate was a big selling point
Thomas G on Oct 19, 2016
I have made these templates before and its worth the time saved to purchase one
Charles A on Sep 8, 2016
to make an otherwise tough job much easier
william f on Aug 6, 2016
to make installation easier in my router table top.
James P on Jul 6, 2016
To make a router table
Richard K on Jul 6, 2016
Building a router table.
Jim C on Jun 12, 2016
needed item
jeff g on Apr 17, 2016
Just what it's designed for: routing the inset for the Rockler router plate.
Paul G on Mar 27, 2016
It is the correct size to enlarge my existing Rockler Router table, and it was a reasonable price.
Daniel S on Mar 27, 2016
Adding another router
DENNIS J on Feb 21, 2016
Building my own work bench
Ronald P on Jan 10, 2016
I bought the Rockler router plate template to make building a router table for tor FX lift easier.
Thomas B on Dec 27, 2015
Husband request
Lori D on Dec 16, 2015
Would like to install my router in my table saw extension.
THOMAS H H on Dec 9, 2015
Catherine G on Dec 7, 2015
Need the template to make the router table extension for my new Laguna table saw
Frank J on Nov 23, 2015
fits incra router
David M on Nov 22, 2015
Current Rockler plate smaller than ordered one
Janeil K on May 12, 2018
I need this for previous buy of bench dog router plate.
Richard J R on Mar 15, 2018
My router is a Makita Model 36120, what router table plate do I need ?
Festus on May 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You will need to know the hole pattern and spacing of the holes in your router and check them against our router plate guides (These can be found on Rocker's website under router plates and in the technical downloads category. We have guides for A-D plates, but if you can't find one that fits, we also have the option of two plates that are not drilled that you could drill to fit your router
Does this template match the corner radius of the Rockler Lift FX?
Jeffrey O on Mar 17, 2017
Yes it did on the one I bought. It was a drop in from the package.
Al C.
I have a rockler router table. The plate that came with it is too small for my Triton router. I ordered a proplate C but the plate is now too big for the opening in the table. I have no template or guide and now I have two pieces that do not work together and I am VERY FRUSTRATED. What am I to do?
Sally r on Sep 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Check u tube for examples on how to make a template to fit ur insert, u are going to need a good router bite with. A matching ballbaering guide .
will this work with the kreg plate? thanks
Teofilo G on Nov 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can use this template to cut larger openings. Lay out here you want the opening, set your depth, and route. Next set up a fence so you can slide the template one inch to make the wider cut. Clamp down the template and make your final cut. By sliding the template you make pretty much any size opening you need.
Will this template work for the Incra Mast-R-Lift-II-R Designed I purchased from Rockler. The plate dimension of the lift is 8 1/4 by 11 3/4 and the dimention of this template is the same, but will the corners line up gap free??
Leon G on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I got one of these a few years ago when I was making a new router table, and it worked perfectly. The fit of the router plate was precise without any gaps, not even enough for a sheet of paper to slide into. It was well-worth the money.
what diameter does the base of the router need to be to fit this template?
John D on Jun 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The size of the router base is not important, but you will want a 1/2" Pattern Cutting Bit, such as Rockler item #33536.
will this work for the Rockler Router Lift FX?
James M on Jul 6, 2017
My Rockler router table has only an 8x11 openening for a router plate. Do I need to make it bigger to fit these other plates? How did I get an odd size?
Barney H on Jun 22, 2018