Table mounting router - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Jim
Posts: 4
 
Default Table mounting router

I have a Craftsman router Model no 315.17381
Can I mount this under a router table? Does anybody know what the HP rating is for this router?
suji1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 05:19 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi Jim

I would say it's 1 1 /4 HP and to small for a router table, you want to have a 2HP router min. in a table and that can take on 1/2" shank router bits.

Yours ▼
110-120 Volts
60 Hz
6.5 Amps
Double insulated
100% Ball bearings

Sears 315.17381 Router - eBay (item 270661021639 end time Nov-15-10 07:34:16 PST)

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...000?pathTaken=

======


Quote:
Originally Posted by suji1 View Post
I have a Craftsman router Model no 315.17381
Can I mount this under a router table? Does anybody know what the HP rating is for this router?



"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097


bobj3 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 06:15 PM
Official Greeter
 
jw2170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 18,460
 
Send a message via Skype™ to jw2170
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by suji1 View Post
I have a Craftsman router Model no 315.17381
Can I mount this under a router table? Does anybody know what the HP rating is for this router?
Hi Jim,

If this is the only router you have and you consider the restictions (light passes with small diameter bits), then, yes, you can mount it in a table.

It seems to be a single speed, 1/4" router. Is this correct

But bear in mind the advice from BJ, to get serious with a table you are going to require a bigger router.

Look at it like, you can carry luggage in the trunk of you car, but you can carry more in a pick up truck and you can carry a lot more in a semi truck.

I would consider purchasing a larger, 1/2" variable speed router if you wish to start serious table routing.

James
Sydney, Australia
.

I don't mind if other members disagree with my comments.
I don't profess to know everything, and I may learn something new.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."




jw2170 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Jim
Posts: 4
 
Default

Thanks JW for the reply, I'll shop around for 2-3 HP. Jim
suji1 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Jim
Posts: 4
 
Default

Thank's bobj for intel, Jim
suji1 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2010, 09:37 PM
Moderation Team
 
BrianS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Country: Canada
First Name: Brian
Posts: 2,413
 
Send a message via Skype™ to BrianS
Default

Jim, don't give up on this router too quickly. Both James and Bj are correct in the limitations of this router. But, it is a good starting point. Once you determine you are going to stick with this hobby, then you can look for a better router.

Brian


Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on
or by imbeciles who really mean it.

(Origin uncertain)
BrianS is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ridgid R2930 (fixed and plunge base routee) xplorx4 Tool Reviews 15 09-23-2014 08:15 AM
Mounting Router Base to Table Plate ccmnova Table-mounted Routing 5 12-02-2009 07:10 PM
New router, need table, building dovetail cabinets santana157 General Routing 7 02-02-2009 11:34 PM
Mounting a router to a Sears Table Saw donald201 Table-mounted Routing 6 12-14-2008 09:21 PM
Old Glossary Terms Mark Site Help and Suggestions 0 10-14-2008 01:30 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome