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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Default Newb, plunge router/table question

I bought my first router the other day, it's a craftsman 1 3/4 hp plunge router. Got it on sale for 65 bucks so I figured I couldn't go wrong. I've been sifting through the posts trying to find out what exactly I need to do to mount this thing to a table. Assuming I find a plate that fits it. Seems like mos companies only have them for porter cable, dewalt etc. I've been looking at some tables from woodpecker, rockler, and kreg. Woodpecker has a plate for craftsman HD/plunge, I wonder if that's what I need.

So assuming I get it connected to a table is the depth then adjusted by plnging the router and locking it in place? How is it done with a fixed router, do you loosen the motor from the base and adjust it that way? Would it be possible/easier for me to find a fixed body for this router? It's model number is 17540.

I seriously can't wait to start playing with this thing.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 06:45 PM

You need a generic plate. they come in different sizes. There are several ways of setting up a plate for your router.
Take the router and place it on the plate with the template guide ring on it as you center the base using a centering pin. Mark the holes where the base plate it attach to your router. Drill the holes and counter sink them on the opposite side and install the router.

These are generic plates or make your own.

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Brian, mounting a router to a plate is the same as making a replacement sub base plate. You will find directions on the forums and it is an easy job.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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I have a better understanding now that I've seen the links posted above. Thanks a bunch guys.
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