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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-06-2016, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Default Plunge base for router motor with 3-5/8" diameter?

I have an old, fixed base, Milwaukee 5650. I bought this about 1980 and now believe it's going to outlast me despite the fact I bought it used from a cabinet shop. I'd like to fit a plunge base to it. As the title says, the motor diameter is 3-5/8". Does anyone know of a plunge base that would accommodate that motor? All the plunge bases for sale on Ebay only mention the router model they fit, motor diameter is not generally mentioned. The same situation presents itself when I look up the model number. I did find a craftsman plunge base with a 3-3/4" ID. I guess I could use 1/16" shim stock with that base, any advice would be appreciated, but I'm hoping someone here can direct me to a decent plunge base with an appropriate ID. Thanks for any information!!!!!
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I will contact Milwaukee customer service, but I doubt they will know what the diameter of other manufacturers' routers are. I've searched Ebay long enough to believe that a plunge base was not made for the 5650 but, I will check. I imagine most people don't know or care what the diameter of their router motor is, just hoping someone's is 3-5/8".
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Welcome Hank. Check with some of the router lift manufacturers. They size their lifts according to motor diameters and they include reference charts to show which models fit which lifts or require spacer rings.

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