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Hi all. I have a Craftsman router 315.174771. I would like to purchase a router table for it but am having trouble determining the one I need.
Would a 25560 work?

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I'm not familiar with the router but unless it is something strange any table will work. The best table you can get will be the one you make yourself.
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Welcome to the forum J. I agree with Art. There are lots of threads here on router tables. You can use our Community Search function or click on the Routerforums logo and look for that category.
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JB1953...I use the Bosch built Craftsman table...great deal on the Bosch table...

Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table - - Amazon.com

As has been suggested, build your own with ideas from others is best.

If your concern is hole alignment, call to Sears is best bet or whichever manufacturers you might look to.

Drilling holes to match your router is easy using your base plate as a guide...

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Hi all. I have a Craftsman router 315.174771. I would like to purchase a router table for it but am having trouble determining the one I need.
Would a 25560 work?

Thanks

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Open this link and make your question there:

SEARS CRAFTSMAN BENCHTOP ROUTER TABLE 25560
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I couldn't get the link to work Joe, it just took me to my account. I do have some experience with Craftsman router tables and it's not that good. Most are too flimsy and will twist under pressure and they are usually so small that that they are only good for very small work.

I built a router table for my son this summer from re-purposed materials at a cost of $5 that would be far superior to any of the tables I've seen from Sears. Pictures of it and a link to the thread are in my uploads. There is probably days worth of reading on this site about building your own table and I would recommend that over buying a Craftsman table. Remember that there are always people here willing to help with anything you aren't sure about.

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I couldn't get the link to work Joe, it just took me to my account. I do have some experience with Craftsman router tables and it's not that good. Most are too flimsy and will twist under pressure and they are usually so small that that they are only good for very small work.

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Charles I agree with what you are saying.
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Sears Craftsman Benchtop Router Table 25560 | eBay.

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That worked and it was one of the ones I was refering to.
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I'm not familiar with the router but unless it is something strange any table will work. The best table you can get will be the one you make yourself.
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Hello J. Welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

That table will get you started, but it's not really a good table in my opinion. It's small, and you will quickly realize the advantage of having a larger one. It's also looks to be made of aluminum, which will leave black marks on your wood. If you keep it waxed (paste floor wax is recommended) the marks are pretty much eliminated.

Will it work? Yes. Will it work well for you? Maybe, but I doubt it.

As others have said, make your own. Router tables are not rocket science. A simple piece of plywood with a hole cut in it clamped to your bench makes a great table. A piece of 2x4 that has one edge ran across the jointer to ensure it is straight makes a great fence.

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