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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm having trouble finding a fixed base for my Craftsman 2HP. I only have the plunge base, which is great but I only have one router and like to use my table also.

It's small table and is difficult to mount with a plunge base. I'd like to have one or two fixed bases so I can permantly mount one in a table. My problem is I can't find one without having to buy another router. If I purchase another, I want a smaller 3/4HP router.

Anybody have any threads or websites were I can find just the fixed base for my Craftsman?
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Hi Chad,
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Unfortunately I think you will have an enormously tough time finding just the base by its self. You may be able to order one via sears Craftsman replacement parts catalog but I think the cost may be so prohibitive it would be better to just buy another router with a fixed base and just use two routers. The one with the plunge base for free hand work and the fixed base router for the table.
You can get a fixed base 11 amp 2 hp router from Sears right now for $89.99.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...20090511x00001

You can use the parts direct section on sears website to look for any available parts
for your router using the model number.

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Chad,

Duane has a good point on the price of a base-only. One alternative to the one he proposed is the Craftsman #17543 2-base kit for $119. It contains a router with both a fixed base and a plunge base. With that setup you could affix the fixed base to your table and, depending on your project, have either 2 plunge routers or 1 plunge and one in your RT. There are advantages to having two routers at your disposal as you can leave a bit set up in one (depth adjusted), use another bit and come back without re-adjusting.

It'd be $30 more than the fixed-only setup and you'd have a lot more versatility.

The link is

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...n+router+17543

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Thanks for the help. I'm happy to have joined, I'm picking up some nice new tips here.

I just picked up a new bandsaw and air compressor, along with a few other things, that I wanted to wait on the extra router but I do agree, 2 routers are far better than one!
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