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I have had a craftman 17543 router for about 2 years, and the plunge base is messing up. I use it to mainly cut holes in 3/4" wood. I usually make 3 or 4 passes around, and by the time i get finished the plunge base shifts on me, almost every time, causing a lip in the hole. I have tried messing with the base several times, but never works perfect now. Does craftsman make a better plunge base for this router? or will another brands base fit it?

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Hello,


I have had a craftman 17543 router for about 2 years, and the plunge base is messing up. I use it to mainly cut holes in 3/4" wood. I usually make 3 or 4 passes around, and by the time i get finished the plunge base shifts on me, almost every time, causing a lip in the hole. I have tried messing with the base several times, but never works perfect now. Does craftsman make a better plunge base for this router? or will another brands base fit it?

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Alex
I suggest you do some searching for Bobj3's posts/threads. I believe he's posted several times the solution to this problem.

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Search for BobJ3's threads, Ken? Surely you jest. That's like looking for sand on a beach!!

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There is a screw that adjusts the clamping pressure. It might need a slight tightening. It's located at the hinge end of the clamp.

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thanks everyone. And i have messed with the clamp, it holds fine once it clamps. but when i lift it up, and then go deeper in the wood, it shifts on me. So it will be clamped somewhat offset. I couldnt find any of those posts.
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