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My ancient Sears Craftsman router model 315.25066 has a 1-5/8" hole in the baseplate. I need to buy guide bushings in order to use a dovetail fixture but can only locate ones for the standard 1-3/16" hole. Do I need to replace the baseplate and if so, specifically with what? OR....is there another option.

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Hi Mike

Yes you need to replace the base plate with the item below..

Amazon.com: Milescraft 1211 Base Plate Metal-Nose Bushing Set for Routers: Home Improvement

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Thanks. The one negative performance review makes me hesitant to buy. Any first hand comments on it?

Maybe it's just time to buy a real router.

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Mike,

BJ's one of our resident router-masters here and has about every router appendage known to man... most of which he's made himself. Since he's probably gone to bed I'll speak for him and let you know he really likes his and recommends it frequently. Not many products get that endorsement from him. Did I misspeak there, BJ?

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My ancient Sears Craftsman router model 315.25066 has a 1-5/8" hole in the baseplate. I need to buy guide bushings in order to use a dovetail fixture but can only locate ones for the standard 1-3/16" hole. Do I need to replace the baseplate and if so, specifically with what? OR....is there another option.
Hi Mike - I put that baseplate on my equally ancient 315.17490 and set it up as a dedicated dovetailer for my Rockler jig. Works just fine.
The baseplate works so well, I got two more for my other routers for special applications. Quite a versatile accessory.

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Hi Jim

" Did I misspeak there " No, you are right on the button, not many items can turn a old router into a good one like the Milescraft plate can..

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BJ's one of our resident router-masters here and has about every router appendage known to man... most of which he's made himself. Since he's probably gone to bed I'll speak for him and let you know he really likes his and recommends it frequently. Not many products get that endorsement from him. Did I misspeak there, BJ?



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Thanks so much gentlemen. Placed my Amazon order with confidence last night. Never in a million years would I have selected that item on my own.

Being a new woodworker, I've started out with minimum expense items, which includes my $8 Craigslist 1/3 hp Craftsmen router. Couple great features.....it spins, the chuck doesn't wiggle, and most importantly, it didn't break the bank. Should the woodworking passion persist, I'm sure I'll add a real one to my collection in the future. For now though, I'll work with what I have till I outgrow it.

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Thanks again bobj3 for that recommendation to buy the Milescraft universal router base with the assortment of various guide bushings. It came in Friday and I was impressed with the overall kit. The base is substantially built and it's universal mounting hole pattern lined up fine without mods, even though my specific Sears router model was not listed for compatibility.

I'll be giving it a try later today on my first dovetail routing project. (Remember when you guys were there??)

I'm real glad that I am able to get some additional miles out of my one and only router. I'm sure this will be a great $22 investment. It even has a Porter-Cable style insert in the event that I want to buy additional guide bushings.

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Hi Mike

Your Welcome, here's one more link you may want to take a look at..

http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...-turnlock.html

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Thanks again bobj3 for that recommendation to buy the Milescraft universal router base with the assortment of various guide bushings. It came in Friday and I was impressed with the overall kit. The base is substantially built and it's universal mounting hole pattern lined up fine without mods, even though my specific Sears router model was not listed for compatibility.

I'll be giving it a try later today on my first dovetail routing project. (Remember when you guys were there??)

I'm real glad that I am able to get some additional miles out of my one and only router. I'm sure this will be a great $22 investment. It even has a Porter-Cable style insert in the event that I want to buy additional guide bushings.



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That gage looks easy 'nuff for sure. Great idea. Will make one for sure.

I had noticed a couple of the inserts went in a tad tight but if they're going to err one way or the other, I'll go with tight vs. loose anytime. Thanks.

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