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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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morning, look im new to this forum hoping to find some help. i have an older craftsman router that was my grandpa,s he handed it down to me. i use this all the time and its never let me down until now.

what happened is the jam nut, the on with the notches in it that serves as the stationary holding part, when you need to change the bit you hold the flat bar over and it locks into the notch, anyway it broke on me. well i went to sears and pulled the model(315.17380) and from at best i could see in the break down,they were alittle vage, anyhow i think the jam nut im looking for is part #1-623793-01 but also says its no longer avaible. now it shows the other lock nut, the one with out the notches and its avaible but thats not what i need.

does anybody know where i might look to find the right jam nut? any help would be very great full. thank you bigen
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Hi, welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

You could start by checking Ebay, Craigslist, or Kijiji in case someone has a broken one that they are selling.. you might be able to scavage it for parts. If you could determine what company actually made the router you might be able to source the part from them. Sears isn't much for long term parts availability.

Or, you could purchase a new one from Sears. They regularly have 2 base units on sale for $100 or so.

And, if you don't have a manual for yours, you can download one from here: Craftsman 315-17380


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