I would take the DEwalt router back and get the porter-cable It was there mistake, not yours , they should be able to exchange routers, and make sure they are of equal value..Not sure what dewalt you got..DW616 or 618.If they have a saw there on display make sure it fits. Do not drill holes in your saw top.
If you cannot get anywhere with them, then if you did get the Dewalt Combo with 2 bases..you could have the fixed base , drilled and tapped to fit..It will not ruin the base., But the holes have to be right on too line up.
An adapter plate will also work but you will lose some router bit height.
I would FIRST go down hard on the store ..thats your best option , they sold you 2 pieces that will not work together..the 30 days doesnt mean anything..get the manager involved and if he wont do anything go higher.
You should have to waste your time, trying to match up too pieces that are not meant to be..
Also sears Craftmen routers are made by Skil Skil also makes Bosch.I really wonder if Porter-cable will fit the table. If so great, but if they are wrong again, go for a Bosch 1617 combo package.
Last edited by Hickory; 12-03-2005 at 02:04 PM.
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