Hey, Holland; welcome!
If you were serious about the "old" part, replace it with a new advanced technology router. 1/2" collets, soft start, and electronic speed control are just three of the best reasons for upgrading.
Most of us have 'old' Craftsman routers lying around in our shops, but they aren't usually the one we reach for.
Sort of like the old beater you first learned to drive in. Betcha it's not still in daily use...
Hi Holland and welcome. I'm curious how Gun Barrel got it's name.
The biggest issue with Sears routers is finding parts and they don't have to be all that old for you to have that problem. An old Sears router even if it is working well is only worth about $20 tops so you should factor all this in when trying to repair an old one.
What is wrong with the old Sears router? Like mentioned before it might be hard finding parts for the router and if you can find them they may be too high to justify the cost to fix it. It might just be better to buy a new router. A kit with straight and plunge bases would be a good investment.
A forum community dedicated to router and woodworking professionals and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about different types of routing and routers, shop safety, finishing, woodworking related topics, styles, tools, scales, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!