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I currently own a Freud FT100 CEK router w/fixed base (2 1/4 HP). I am looking to buy the Freud ultimate router table that comes with the FT3000VCE plunge router (3 1/2 HP). Does anyone know if I would be able to swap the bases on these two routers? In other words I would like to put the FT3000 router with the fixed base of the FT1700 router and mount this on the router table. I would then use the plunge base with the FT1700 router. Are these bases interchangable?


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The FT3000 will only work in its own base. There is no compatibility between either router and the others' base(s).
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Thanks Charles. Does Freud offer a fixed base for the FT3000 and if so it is sold seperately? The reason that I ask is that the Ultimate router table is offered in two options. One comes with the FT3000 plunge routerand the other comes with the FT1700 with both fixed and plunge base. As mentioned I already own the FT1700. Should I go with the 3 1/2 HP FT3000 of get another 2 1/4 HP FT1700 with the two bases?
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Thanks Charles. Does Freud offer a fixed base for the FT3000 and if so it is sold seperately? The reason that I ask is that the Ultimate router table is offered in two options. One comes with the FT3000 plunge routerand the other comes with the FT1700 with both fixed and plunge base. As mentioned I already own the FT1700. Should I go with the 3 1/2 HP FT3000 of get another 2 1/4 HP FT1700 with the two bases?
The only base available for the FT3000 is the plunge base. It is not constructed to allow base changes. In the US we offer different options for router table kits and our tables are slightly different. In regards to which router, it depends on your intended usage. Let us know the type of work you will be doing and you will probably get much advice on the matter from the members.
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Thanks for your help Charles. I think that I will opt for the table that includes the FT3000. This way I would have both the FT1700 and the FT3000 plunge
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