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A friend has an older Craftsman Router Model 315.17431. It lists a replacement switch part No 623814-004 that is no longer manufactured. Anyone know of a replacement part that would get this ole girl up and running again?
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Welcome to the forum . I'm certain someone here will have the answer for you soon

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Hi Joobee and welcome to the forum. It may be possible that you can't replace that part but you can bypass it and use an external on/off switch instead.

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Hi . Welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

Unfortunately, unless you can come up with a workaround for that switch, I think it's time to move on. Maybe find on Craig's list or Ebay for parts, or the fabricated switch that was suggested.

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Hi; welcome 'joobee'.
I second the motion, buy a new router. As I'm fond of saying, in the case of old Craftsman routers, it owes you nothing.
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Thanks all for your quick responses. This router belongs to my neighbor. He is an older gentlemen and loves his tools and woodworking. He recently made me a very nice base that my antique sewing machine is sitting in. He was hoping to repair this router as it has been his favorite for years. I am going to invite him to join this site. I think his experience would be a great asset here!
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