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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 07:31 PM
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One option would be to hardwire the router to run when power is applied, then mount this onto a router table w/ it's own front panel power switch, like shown in my router table topic. (Note, not possible for me to post a link until my post count exceeds 10, but it is in the Table-Mounted Routing forum.)

Another option is to contact a custom cable fabrication company. They make parts to-order, w/ specific ends and length that would work as a replacement for your application. The cost will be high, but those costs might be defrayed to have multiple copies fabricated, then sell those as replacement parts on-line for users in the same boat.
Or just junk it and buy a new router. Seriously? Why would you invest time, money, and energy in something that's well past it's 'Best Before Date'.
This is where the 'flogging a dead horse' expression comes from.
Not being cruel here; just trying to inject a dose of reality.
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Or put a switch on and ditch the cable
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The old router could be used as a door stop or boat anchor. Your dilemma is typical of Sears/Craftsman products. Yep, time to buy a new router as the old one has served its time.
Perhaps typical... depends on the product! That said, that router is what? 40+ years old. I am pretty sure that cable has not been available for a very long time.
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I appreciate everyone's suggestions. I took the easy route and simply epoxied the piece onto the housing. An inelegant kluge, I know, but it only took a couple of minutes and works like new.
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Good job...but you still need a new router.
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Good job...but you still need a new router.
ditto..

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I appreciate everyone's suggestions. I took the easy route and simply epoxied the piece onto the housing. An inelegant kluge, I know, but it only took a couple of minutes and works like new.
Good job. Enjoy using your repaired router.
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