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So I have 2 sets of the Craftsman 130.26620 (Bosch 1617 clone) router combos. I got an unused set from my father a few months ago and just recently found a second unused set of the same model on Ebay which I snagged. From what I understand this model was discontinued in 2005. I was hoping maybe someone may have a copy of the 2004/2005 Craftsman catalog and might be able to post or send me a picture of the page(s) so I can see the accessories that came with this model router. I probably had one but I did an extensive clean out of my house and through a bunch of that stuff away.

I'd mainly like to see the pictures and model numbers of the router tables that were available at the time so I can keep an eye out for a bench top table on Ebay and local Craigslist. I do have a simple table that I built but it's 32" X 32" and meant for outdoor use (weather permitting) and set up on saw horses. I'd like to add a smaller table that I can set up in my already crowded garage so I can do smaller jobs on it and work when it's raining. I'm at the point where I've built a larger table and a few semi-elaborate jigs for building drums and I've had fun and learned a lot so far but I'm getting a bit tired of building things to make the things I want to build so rather than building a smaller table I'd like to find the era correct table for the routers I have so I can try and hunt one down for a good used price and hopefully avoid any issues with fitment. If anyone either has the catalogs or could give me model numbers anything would be appreciated.
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The Craftsman 130.26620 is not a Bosch 1617 clone. It was made by Bosch and branded for Sears. Any table that will fit the 1617 should fit the 26620!

Can't help with old catalogs, but the owners manual can be downloaded here...

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...d=&documentId=

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If I recall, there is a difference in that the bases on the craftsman version have the craftsman screw hole rather than the bosch pattern. This could affect the useability in certain tables. The way around that would be to get the bosch fixed base from ebay, as other than the color and branding it is the identical machine.

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"The Craftsman 130.26620 is not a Bosch 1617 clone. It was made by Bosch and branded for Sears. Any table that will fit the 1617 should fit the 26620!"

"If I recall, there is a difference in that the bases on the craftsman version have the craftsman screw hole rather than the bosch pattern. This could affect the useability in certain tables. The way around that would be to get the bosch fixed base from ebay, as other than the color and branding it is the identical machine."



Thanks Duane and Mike. I meant clone, as in, they are identical because the 26620 was made by Bosch and is the 1617 in Craftsman Red. I do know about the difference in the sub-base patterns which is why I'd like to find a used Craftsman table from the same time frame. Plus, I'd like a Craftsman for the sake of nostalgia. I'm not desperate for another table but it would be nice to have. Basically, if I could find one with a deal I couldn't refuse I would grab one but I can't afford some of these new table prices which is partly why I built my first table. The other reason being no one offers the dimensions I required (that I know of) for my projects. But in order to find a matching table, I need to know what to look for which is why I'm hoping someone here may have a collection of Craftsman catalogs that may be easily accessible or some model numbers from that year. I've searched Google for hours and have come up with nothing. I do have 2 owner's manuals but thank you for the link to the online manual. I already have that, too, as well as the Bosch 1617 manual which I must say has quite a bit of "word for word" text and identical illustrations with exceptions to specific Bosch accessories and Craftsman accessories. Unfortunately there is no reference to table compatibility in the Craftsman owner's manual.

So hopefully some one with a stash of catalogs will see this and say "hey I have that" and post it for me or maybe have a table from those year and have a picture they can post and/or possibly a model #.
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