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10-26-2013 07:22 PM
retired doug I've got a box of 3 of those old craftsman bushings that have never been used. If you want to pay shipping you can have them.

10-25-2013 06:36 PM
Woodchuck45 Gidday,
In making your own base plate you might also try cutting the centre hole/s on a lathe if you have one for greater accuracy
10-25-2013 08:45 AM
tvman44 I bought a base plate for my Sears routers from MLCS that fits perfectly and accepts the Porter Cable style guides. #9339_$15.95 and free shipping.
10-25-2013 07:03 AM
roxanne562001 I always make my own base plates it is very easy to make them look at the link in the other posts.
Welcome to the forum.
10-24-2013 11:46 PM
BrianS Hi ________, welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

Another way to solve this problem, Making your own sub-base plate Another option is the universal plate sold by Milescraft. Turnlock baseplate I've not used it, but a few members here have had great success with it.
10-24-2013 07:47 PM
old55 Welcome to the forum.
10-24-2013 06:04 PM
Semipro Hello and welcome to the forum
10-24-2013 05:45 PM
jw2170 Welcome to the forum.

I have tried several third party plates and, once centered and screwed down, they have no play what so ever.

For some plates you may need to drill holes to suit your router.

Universal Router Base Plate : CARBA-TEC

1201 - TurnLock™ BasePlate/Bushing Set - Milescraft

Also, it is very easy to make your own.
10-24-2013 04:45 PM
base plate for standard bushings

I have an old Craftsman router model #31517380. The hole in the original base plate is too large for standard 1 3/16 bushings. Sears is much less than helpful in identifying a base plate that will work. Does anyone know the correct part number? I have purchased 3 after market universal systems. None of them will center properly. They all have too much play.

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