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07-31-2019 10:19 PM
Originally Posted by Jimbo7568 View Post
Hi all, I am new here and looking for some help finding parts for an old model Craftsman router that was my dad's. I think the model is 315.17550 and it's 1 HP. It runs fine but the collet is damaged rendering it useless unless I can find a replacement. Craftsman isn't making them and I have been unable to find a replacement that matches it. Any help would be appreciated.

As some other may have stated....

My take on this is to keep the old router on a shelf for memories and buy a new one if you want to get into wood working. The newer routers are so improved....
07-31-2019 10:30 AM
marecat3 Welcome to the forum
07-29-2019 10:01 PM
jw2170 Welcome to the forum...
07-29-2019 06:25 PM
Stick486 and Bosch CS is outstanding...
07-29-2019 05:54 PM
Cherryville Chuck Jimbo the best bang for your buck is a combo kit that has a plunge base and a fixed base with a motor that changes between them. A plunge will do any job but some jobs are nicer to do with a fixed base as they are a bit more stable to handle. Some jobs can't be done well or safely with fixed bases which is why getting a plunge is recommended.

Bosch and Hitachi both have those kits in a mid size router that accepts 1/2" bits are are powerful enough to do any job without being so heavy that you don't want to hoist them. The Bosch model is the 1617 EVSPK and the Hitachi-Metabo is the HPT KM12VC. DeWalt also has a kit, the 618PK.

One of the pluses with these 3 is that they all use the same collet so you won't need to worry about needing one and not finding it for decades to come.
07-29-2019 05:40 PM
Jimbo7568 Thanks for all the feedback. I am looking for a new handheld. I have a mounted one on a table for smaller projects.
07-22-2019 01:26 PM
Cherryville Chuck The 315 number for that product indicates that it was made by Ryobi so there is a possibility that a Ryobi model or two had the same collet. One of the problems with collets is that I don't believe any of the router manufacturers make their own collets unless maybe PC does. I think all the others job that out. So Ryobi could be using collets from a number of different companies which may be why it's such a problem to find replacements. The most common collet in use right now is used by Bosch, Hitachi, DeWalt, and Makita and from what I've read appears to be made by a company called Accurate Electric just to highlight what the problem is.
07-22-2019 10:07 AM
Knothead47 Welcome to the forum. Good luck on finding Craftsman parts! Try with the remote possibility of having what you need.
07-22-2019 09:00 AM
roxanne562001 Welcome to the forum
07-21-2019 09:32 PM
old55 Welcome to the forum.
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