Router Forums banner


1990 Views 18 Replies 18 Participants Last post by  DesertRatTom
Jackson here in South Alabama! Mid 30’s, taking time now in life to dive into my passions!!! Found this forum while trying to repair an old Sears Craftsman. Very appreciative for all the info that has been made available. I have always had a passion for woodworking and building things. Also love fixing things with motors. Just now able to start obtaining Woodworking tools of any kind. Thank you to all who have taken time to share your knowledge.
  • Like
Reactions: 5
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Welcome to the forum, Jackson! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel. Add your location, as well.

We do like photos so show us your shop, tools, projects, etc. whenever you're ready. What sort of woodworking are you planning or doing?

Here are some photo posting tips if you’re using your phone or iPad – the best way for proper orientation is to shoot landscape (widescreen). Rotate your phone or iPad CCW for proper orientation. If you want your photos to be portrait then open the photo in a viewer on your computer, rotate it to the orientation you want, then save it in that orientation. It will be correct when you upload it to the servers here. If you’re shooting video please shoot widescreen like our monitors, not portrait.

The best way to post photos in line with your text is to use Go Advanced below the Quick Reply window. If you’re starting a new thread then you’re automatically in the Advanced editor. Click on the Paper Clip on the ribbon bar and that will bring up a dialogue box where you can browse to your photos. Upload them and then put your cursor where you want a photo, hit the dropdown beside the Paper Clip, and choose the photo you want inserted. If you have several photos and just want them at the end of your text then put your cursor at the end and hit the Insert All on the dropdown list of photos.

See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 1
Hi Jackson and welcome to the forum. One of the schools I went to was in SW Alabama in Livingston.
Welcome to the forum:)
Welcome, Jackson - looking forward to whatever you decide to make. Plenty of info here to avoid common mistakes and learn about the better ways...with safety first, of course!
Found this forum while trying to repair an old Sears Craftsman.
Welcome aboard. And good luck trying to repair an old Sears Craftsman. I have 5 of them, the newest somewhere between 15 and 20 years old. They all work. But if one dies, it will just get tossed, or kept for parts, but I'm betting on tossing. Mine are all Ryobi (Spelling?). Not likely to find parts for one, and in the end, best bet is toss it and get something that runs.'re gonna love it here...jump right in...
Welcome to the forum Jackson.
Hello and welcome to the router forum
Howdy and welcome to the router forums N/A....

we've put together an information library on routering at this here link that may be of some use to you...

Welcome aboard Jackson. I think you'll find we're mostly friendly and they is plenty of talent and wisdom in this group to get any job done. Ask away and feel to contribute. Posting pictures always helps as well. Just open the folder they are in and drag and drop below.
Welcome Jackson
Welcome to the Router Forums Jackson.
Welcome, Jackson,

I am located in Huntsville, the other end of the State. As a friend of mine used to say, when we were in the Army together, he lived in LA, lower Alabama.

Welcome, glad you chose to join the fun. Not sure if woodworking is a hobby or an addiction. Craftsman routers are the orphans of the router world. Once they stop working, parts are really hard to find, but use it while you can but eventually you will probably have to replace it. Are you also making your own table for it? Pretty easy to do and lots of posts on the site about ways to do it. You can do most things with a router in a table and it is much safer than freehand.
Since you're just starting out, you might enjoy the attached pdf of the 18 plus things that helped accelerate my learning curve. Hopefully it will help you avoid a few of the expensive pitfalls of just getting started.


1 - 19 of 19 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.