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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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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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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.



http://www.whitemountdesign.com/RouterTableProject.htm

These are generic plates or make your own.

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...ate_kit_anchor

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...3baseplate.pdf

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94331

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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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