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I have a Craftsman Professional 2.25 hp and I need and have been looking for a D-Handle base for it. Iíve looked on Ebay, Amazon and googled it and havenít had any luck. If anybody has one they would be willing to sell I would like to talk further with you.
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Hi Zorro (?) and welcome. I can only wish you luck. Any Craftsman parts and accessories are hard to come by.

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Hey, Ed; welcome!
If it's just a baseplate and D handle for control can you fabricate one? You didn't include a Model# so I'm not sure how complex the base actually is.
What's on there now?
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Didn't Porter Cable make a model like that? Or maybe it was B & D. In which case a base with their name on it might interchange.

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PorterCable sells a D-Handle Router https://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-...18501511&psc=1 and also sells the base separately - and I think that I've seen models by Dewalt and Makita too. However, when you buy the complete unit, the motor comes with a short power cord just long enough to plug into the top of the D-handle. If you use a "standard" router, the regular cord needs to be coiled and tied off so that it doesn't get in the way. The D-handle is my favorite router, especially when fitted with one of Pat Warner's offset bases - surprisingly, Pat strongly recommended against the use of the offset base with that router, and was surprised to hear that I'd been using that combination for years with no problems.
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