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I recently discovered an unused router that belonged to my late Dad. A Hitachi zx2008. It is at least 25 years old still in its box. looking to see if anyone has used 1. Want to see if I can mount it under a diy router table but there is no removable base insert. Thanks in advance
 

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I recently discovered an unused router that belonged to my late Dad. A Hitachi zx2008. It is at least 25 years old still in its box. looking to see if anyone has used 1. Want to see if I can mount it under a diy router table but there is no removable base insert. Thanks in advance
Don’t see what’s the problem. Just drill new mounting holes and put it on


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I recently discovered an unused router that belonged to my late Dad. A Hitachi zx2008. It is at least 25 years old still in its box. looking to see if anyone has used 1. Want to see if I can mount it under a diy router table but there is no removable base insert. Thanks in advance
To make additional holes in the base is the way to use that router in your router table, but consider you can miss variable speed if it is not present in this old model.

If you use only small diameter bits, it is not a problem but most people uses a wide variety of bit diameter in their router table. It is scary and dangerous to use a panel raiser bit at full router speed, as an example.

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Is that a zk 2008? A zx 2008 comes up as an excavator?

If you knew what you were doing, you should be able to tap M5 holes that base, but it may not be worth it.
A @OCristo said it does not have variable speed and is very low powered for a table router. And height adjustment might be an issue.
 

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I recently discovered an unused router that belonged to my late Dad. A Hitachi zx2008. It is at least 25 years old still in its box. looking to see if anyone has used 1. Want to see if I can mount it under a diy router table but there is no removable base insert. Thanks in advance
You must have read the manufacturing date/serial number and not the Hitachi model number
Hitachi Routers Model Numbers begins with TR (trimmer) or M(metric) or KM (kit Metric)
TR12
M8V
M12V
M12SA
Could you upload a photo of your router?
 
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