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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to install a light on my Craftsman Plunge Router and also my Ryobi router. Is thare any available or is there a light that can be adapted?
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Depends on the router I suppose, but my Craftsman had a socket to put a 12v 1004 light bulb in.
It was hidden behind a plastic lens cover that had about 20 years of wood scratches and crud built up on it. The socket itself was filled with something like a packing peanut and look new on the inside.
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Hit the dollar store or harbor freight for little stick on led lights. It's amazing how bright they are!

LED Finger Light

2 Piece Flexible Shaft LED Light

Lots of different styles out there, and the AAA battery led ones last forever.


Harrysin had a post on one he mounted on the side of his router a while back.

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My Craftsman does not have that feature. Thanks to both of you for the good info. I could not find the post Harry had. Will be hitting the Dollar store soon.
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Hi Jack. Welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

This is the 2nd thread on Harry's lighted base. illuminated-router-base

There is a zip file attached to it that goes into detail on construction. The pics are numbered so if you follow them consecutively it gives a pretty good idea how to put on together.

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I would like to install a light on my Craftsman Plunge Router and also my Ryobi router. Is thare any available or is there a light that can be adapted?
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This is a very satisfactory way to add a light for about $3.00, it's held with double sided tape
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Jack, the light attached to Harrys router sells at the dollar stores here and uses 3 button cell batteries. They will last a very long time and this is the most economical way to add light to your router.

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Thanks all. I will get the stuff and mount one soon.
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