Base Plate for Craftsman Router
Hi - I'm new so not sure if this is right forum or not. I have 2 older Craftsman routers (17431 and 175040) and would like to get a base plate for a current router model and use it with my old routers. The reason is that I recently bought a Craftsman Professional Dovetail kit at a yard sale. It was a great buy but it was missing the guide bushings. I bought a new set of metal bushings from Sears but then realized they don't fit my older router bases (hole in center of base is too big). My bases are meant to use the plastic bushings that screw in. All the new routers have smaller holes and the new bushings fit nicely into the holes. If I could find a base for a current model router, I think it would fit perfectly on one of my older routers - the holes to screw it to the router seem to line up. Then I can use the bushings I bought. I tried to buy a new base at Sears and Sears parts but they don't carry current model base plates (or so I was told). Any suggestions of where to get the base plate or another way of using my dovetail jig? Thanks very much.