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I found this forum after doing some online research to find out a few things about using a router. I'm very new to it and haven't started yet but I just got a Craftsman 130.26620 that my dad bought back in '04 and never used. The box was unopened. Thanks to this forum, I found out that it is very much the same as the Bosch 1617EVS. I have some projects in mind that will require a router so he handed it over to me and I'm very excited to use it and get my projects started. I'm looking forward to reading, learning and viewing pictures/videos on this forum and getting to know other members here.
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Hi Ben, welcome to Router Forums, glad to see you are eager to learn, I'm positive the members of the community would be more than willing to answer any questions you have
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Thanks for letting me wipe my feet on the welcome mat. I'm glad to see that this forum works identical to another forum I'm on (a vintage drum forum). That will make it easier for me to navigate through this forum.
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Welcome to the forum Ben.

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Thanks again for the "welcomes"! I've been enjoying myself as I navigate through the forum and using the search engine to answer some of my questions that I have about routing. The best part is I've found many of the answers along with answers that I didn't know the questions to yet. I just got my MLCS 15 piece "beginner" bit set from Amazon today to go with my Craftsman/Bosch 1617. I'm gonna build a simple table to suit my projects this week and enter the world of routing. I'm very grateful I found this forum and signed on to learn from other members and perhaps one day I'll be able to share my projects. By the way, most of my wood working experience has been with metal so wood has always been a little intimidating but I've always been able to do simple work with wood successfully out of necessity.
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Hi Ben. Your 26620 is exactly the same as a Bosch 1617EVS with the exception of the sub base plate. You can use the accessories listed for the 1617 on your router and the RA1173AT dust collection set is a great place to start.
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Hi Ben. Your 26620 is exactly the same as a Bosch 1617EVS with the exception of the sub base plate. You can use the accessories listed for the 1617 on your router and the RA1173AT dust collection set is a great place to start.

Thank you Mike, I've figured this out thanks to the information you and others have posted about the 26620. That's actually how I found this forum after doing a model number search on Google. I've read quite a few posts that you've written about these machines and I'm very excited about the great reviews you and others have written about them. I really do need to get a dust collector for both it and my 9" RAS (with a nice new Freud LU88) as I'm making quite a mess very quickly in my 1 car garage. I also plan to eventually get a Bosch RA1165 base for the table I'm hoping to have done by the end of the weekend. It's great to know that everything is interchangeable between the Craftsman and Bosch especially since Craftsman dropped this model. Mine was bought by my father 10 years ago when it was on sale so he thought it might come in handy some day but he never opened the box so it's brand spankin' new. I want to enter the art of making stave drums and will need it for milling the inside and outside of the shells as well as doing bearing edges so he said, "hey come take it and put it to work". All I've done with it, so far, is I took an ogee bit to a small scrap 2 X 4 and was amazed by the quietness and power of the motor. I haven't had a chance to do anything else with it since I just got my bit set and spent a bit of time cleaning the grease off my new bits. I'm definitely looking forward to diving in and getting to work. I know I'm gonna have a lot of fun with this new hobby.
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