Craftsman 27680 Sub-bases
I ran into an issue today that lead me to believe I'm going to need to buy a set of additional sub-bases for my fixed base router, in order to use some of my bits.
The opening in the standard base is only 1-1/4" and so will not accommodate the majority of my bits at this point. I do know that beyond a certain size, I should be using particular bits only in a table, and that's fine. When installed in my table, the insert rings let me use the larger bit, but I'd like the flexibility of being able to use the router freehand.
The bit I was using was the MLCS 3/8" roundover 1/2" collet, a pretty basic bit that I don't think would be unreasonable to freehand.
In looking around online, it looks like Sears may have discontinued their set of sub-bases. Does anyone know for sure and if so, are their alternatives that people have worked out?
Thanks for any and all input, please feel free to ask if more details are necessary