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Definitely an amateur woodworker. I bought an Oak Park router table at a show a few years ago and am not exactly sure how to mount my Craftsman router onto it. I've lost the instructions. I didn't assemble it when I bought it because I was using an old steel router table that it was easier to just keep using and I let the hobby go for a while due to work pressures. Now I'm retired and don't want to mess it up if I can avoid it. Can anyone explain the process to me? Thanks for your time.
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Did you purchase the black 11" x 11" plate that is needed by that table?

Also, what model craftsman router do you have. The screw holes may be different for some models.

I have an Oak Park table with a Triton TRA001 mounted.
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I have two black inserts with a strange pin for each of them - they are both very tight fits in the case. I'm not sure if I should bang them in with a mallet pr sand them a little so they fit better. I don't have the videos. My routers are both Craftsman - one is Model 315.244770 and the other is Model 315.17430. I'm also not sure how to use the fence - it has a round hole in the middle and a clear plexiglas square screwed to it. There's also another piece with two holes drilled on each side and a raised rail down the middle. I've tried to find videos on line but haven't been able to find a source yet.
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Hi Neill.

1. the strange pins in the plates could be starter pins.
2. the fence is as simple as it gets - clamp in place and route - designed more for edge work on 1/2" or 3/4" material, but also very useful for dado and rebates.
3. the piece with the raised rail is a "spacer fence" that Bob and Rick from the 'The Router Workshop' use for box making - as yours has holes in each corner, it is a 3/8" spacer fence.
4. During Summer my plate was tight to fit - acting on advice from the forum, I just sanded a little bit of each corner to get a good fit.


Do the plates you have, have any holes or grooves in them?

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