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What do you do when you get a new Dewalt Router and it won't fit in your old Craftsman Router Table? Well, I've never tried plunge routing before. Now I have. It went well, just very slow setting up each piece rather than setting the table once. I guess a new table is in my future.
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Did you buy the combo or just the plunge model?

The plunge comes in handy for the hand held stuff like routing dadoes or rabbets.

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...drill holes for the Dewalt...?

EDIT...sorry...did you mean it won't physically fit under the top or that the holes are not available...?

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My new router is a fixed, plunge, and D-handle combo. The bolt holes do not line up with the Craftsman table.

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My new router is a fixed, plunge, and D-handle combo. The bolt holes do not line up with the Craftsman table.
Well that is a bummer. Looks like it's time for an upgrade!

Check out Steve Ramsey on You Tube. "Woodworking for Mere Mortals". He has a couple of videos where he built a router table, fence, and finally a cabinet to mount everything on.
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Thanks MT. I do subscribe to Steve Ramsey and he's one of my favorites. I didn't see that particular video though. I'll definitely watch.

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What do you do when you get a new Dewalt Router and it won't fit in your old Craftsman Router Table? Well, I've never tried plunge routing before. Now I have. It went well, just very slow setting up each piece rather than setting the table once. I guess a new table is in my future.
Plunge routing and table routing are two different processes that aren't interchangeable. If you are dropping boards onto a spinning bit on a table I would recommend that you stop. It's not a safe way to rout.

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Plunge routing and table routing are two different processes that aren't interchangeable. If you are dropping boards onto a spinning bit on a table I would recommend that you stop. It's not a safe way to rout.
No. I'm clamping the boards down and basically setting a big metal level as a fence. Clamp that down and then run the plunge router along it. Thanks for the concern. I would never use a router on an unsupported board. Dang thing spins way to fast, I could just imagine the missile that board would turn into.

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No. I'm clamping the boards down and basically setting a big metal level as a fence. Clamp that down and then run the plunge router along it. Thanks for the concern. I would never use a router on an unsupported board. Dang thing spins way to fast, I could just imagine the missile that board would turn into.
I've had so many close calls that I should have made my forum name "CloseCall "
Time for a name change , but it wouldn't suit me as well lol
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