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Craftman has a two hp, 11 amp, variable speed, router with a base that uses porter/cable type bushings.
What makes this THE cheap router for table mounting is... it is adjustable with a 3/16 allen wrench through that table top. Yes a built in router lift.
Unlock it, adjust it, lock it. I have it mounted in a Rousseau router base plate. Cost: $69.95 plus tax.....regular 79.95.......But I used a sears credit card..10.00 off. After they ring it up PAY THE CREDIT CARD OFF
This is NOT a plungle router, so no springs to remove.
 

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Hi Trap

Nice looking router ,what did you pay for the router ? is that the 70.oo bucks or was the for the plate ?
It looks like a neat router for the router table :) what is the size of the Allen key to adjust it from the top side ?,do you use a long T type Allen key ? or a standard Allen wrench .

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The fixed base kind of looks like the porter cable 890 series or a Bosch setup, with the lock lever and then the worm gear driven from above the table. Who is making this series of routers? any guesses?
 

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Hi Doug

I'm thinking Porter Cable/Black & Decker . (lock lever maybe the give away and the base plate can take on the PC brass/steel guides )

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This looks very much like the 893PK I examined at Lowe's. The black rack is a big clue, the clear sub base plate another. I will rule out Bosch for sure. Trap, please look very carefully at the sub base plate. Does it fit smoothly to the router base all the way around? The PC I examined had a gap of about .020" a third of the way around!
 

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It looks like an 892........The price 195.99, this model is 2 1/4 hp sears is a 2 hp
I paided 69.99 (did not give the correct price in post.) That is for the router.
The Base plate is the same size as the router.
I have never seen a craftsmen with a base plate that would fit PC guides.
The Geezer is not known as a man who spends money for fancy things. I am using a 3/16th four inch long hex key.
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I cannot find this model number on the Sear's website... did you buy it in-store? Also, can you include a pic of the spec plate on the tool?

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Looks like this maybe the way to go ▼

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/prod...BV_EngineID=cchfaddkdkhdelgcefecemldffidflk.0

Plunge + Fixed base for 110.oo bucks, Variable speed,Soft start,almost a PC setup for about 1/2 the price.
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Variable speed, heavy-duty, permanently lubricated 100 percent ball bearing motor delivers 12,000-25,000 rpm.
Soft start permits the motor rpm to slowly increase to the desired speed setting.
Three integrated work lights clearly illuminate the work surface.
Die-cast aluminum motor housing adds strength while limiting and reducing vibration.
Choose either the standard fixed base or dual-arm plunge base with depth gauge, turret stop and machined arms for smooth up/downward motion which plunges up to 2-3/16 inches.
Each base features large, clear, 6-11/16 in. sub-base with square edge on the plunge.
Oversized debris shield and vacuum shield provide a clear sightline to the bit.
Spindle lock allows for easy bit exchanges.
Live tool indicator lights up when power connected.
Router includes 1/4 iin. and 1/2 in. collets, edge guide, bit wrench, operators manual and storage case. Wt. 9.5 lbs.

NOTE *** Catalog/Online Exclusive

If I didn't have so many routers I would like to send off for one. :)
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UPDATE 10:28AM 2/10/07

I said the heck with it and I sent off for one :),,, I love routers and this one looks like a great deal :) ,can't wait to give it a test run . :)
I will post a review once I run it down a board or two...

CAN'T HAVE TOO MANY ROUTERS :) :)



Bj :)
 

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BJ, the LED's and power indicator light made me stop and think. Is this a Ridgid clone?
 

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"Ridgid clone?"
Hard to say but I will know in about week or less :)
If it is it's a real bad copy :) :)

Note the plunge base is not the same,the handles are the same,the adjustment/lock for the plunge is not the same,it's not the same in many other parts as well :) .
It looks more like a PC the way the motor slips into the base (guide pins/gear rack)

Bj :)
 

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The link works.. However your must search for routers... The model I have is not listed, but they do have it as a combo for $109.00 (plus some cents) They also have 1 3/4 model listed. They sure look like 892.
 

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Trap, please check the photo I added to my last post. I am almost positive this model is built by Ridgid.
 

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Hi Mike

"Three integrated work lights clearly illuminate the work surface" do you know if it's the same on the Ridgid ??

Bj :)


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BJ, the LED's and power indicator light made me stop and think. Is this a Ridgid clone?
 

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Ridgid's are made my ITT...otherwise known as the parent company of Ryobi, Ridgid and as of a year or so ago.... Milwaukee. They are well known to make lots of stuff for Craftsman. Given that, they don't look the same to me.

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Don't know if this will help, but kinda looks like an old Black-decker/DeWalt base router I had. It had the same rack and gear assy to adj height.
 

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bobj3 said:
If I didn't have so many routers I would like to send off for one. :)
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UPDATE 10:28AM 2/10/07

I said the heck with it and I sent off for one :)
CAN'T HAVE TOO MANY ROUTERS :)Bj :)
LOL.. Wish I could get away with doing that..
I think Bj buys routers like I buy clamps..
 
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