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I was very fascinated by several of Youtube Router videos and wanted to learn how to route simple projects, so went ahead bought a cheap used fixed base Ryobi R160 router with a table from a local facebook market place ($35).

However the the router's fixed base is attached to table (the table seems to be the tiny Sears/Craftsman plastic one) and the router motor itself is hanging outside as the previous owner could not put the threads back onto the base.

How I can "screw" back the router into the base ? I tried a couple times but failed.

Internet searches by far have been unfruitful
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Most of Sears routers were made by Ryobi so it should have fit easily to the table but it should unscrew easily from the table too. Are you saying that you can't get the motor back in the base? You can post pictures from your own hard drive. Click on the Go Advanced reply button and there is a section under the text box that says manage attachments and lists the file extensions that are accepted. BTW, a name would be nice. We hate referring to people as N/A.

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Charles - I have updated my profile. Sorry I didn't do that earlier.

I will post some photos tonight.

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Charles - I have updated my profile. Sorry I didn't do that earlier.

I will post some photos tonight.
This is how I picked it up
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It's very similar to one of the old Sears routers made by Ryobi. You need to put the adjustment ring on the router first and screw it up quite a ways. Check to make sure the height lock is in the open position. It's on the back of the base, not shown in the photo. The motor casing has at least one groove in it that I can see. There shown be a pin sticking out of the inside of the base that it slides over. It should just slide straight into the base. The pin keeps the motor from rotating as you turn the adjustment ring. The adjustment ring has to attach to the base somehow but I can't remember how it does it. The gray colored switch next to the word Ryobi on the motor is what locks the armature so you can change bits I think but you'll have to test that idea.

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Charles,

That tip worked. Thanks so much!! I now need to learn and practice how to use it. In my first attempt I burnt a small piece of 2x4 scrap

Thanks again.
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Charles,

I now need to learn and practice how to use it.

Thanks again.
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