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I have a Craftsman Bis-Kit cutter attachment that fits the Old Craftsman three hole pattern. I have two DeWalt routers that have only the four hole pattern. Anyone know what fixed base router brands, besides Craftsman, that will fit the three hole pattern on the jig?

I need to get a used one that will be used only on the biskit fixture. Thanks for any help.
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Ron, it is easy to drill and counter sink the holes so you can use your DeWalt. Remove the sub base plate from your router and use it as a template to mark the hole locations on the Bis-Kit adapter.

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Yes Mike, I have done that on other mountings but I was planning to get a dedicated router for the Biskit jig. Since it doesn't have to be much of a router, I thought I might pick up a inexpensive, used, Craftsman or some other Brand that would fit the pattern and leave it mounted on the jig. I have seen a few Craftsman on Craig's list but they are not local or have too many accessories to be sold cheap.

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Ron, this is a reason to visit a Sears store. Odd's are good you will find one of the new Craftsman Combo kit routers that is missing parts; these sell for under $40 and would be perfect for the job.

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Sounds like a good plan. Craigs list has not been too helpful and the nearest Sears store is 40 miles away but a good plan non-the-less.
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Sounds like a good plan. Craigs list has not been too helpful and the nearest Sears store is 40 miles away but a good plan non-the-less.
How about buying just the fixed base & mount that & leave it attached. When you want to use just slide out the motor from the other router & slide it into the other base when you want to use it.

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Ron, I know some people are sensitive about giving out their location on the internet. If you tell us what state you are in we may be able to assist you better in finding a deal. For example I tell people I am in Detroit, MI. I actually live in a suburb but it is close enough to let others know my area when deals are available. There could be another forum member in your area who has an old Craftsman they want to part with.

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Good idea. I am located in Holland, Michigan, about 500 yards from the big, beautiful, unsalted lake.
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Hi Ron

I had one ,of the Craftsman fixtures like I said I had one, I got it out of the shop like most of the junk fixtures I had by Craftsman and I am a fan of many of the Sears jigs,,,you can do it on the router table so easy and quick without all of the pain...see link below..

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