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Hi All

Recently retired, resetting small shop. I have a Craftsman 315.174710 I got new as a gift 25 years ago or so. I used it a fair bit at new and attached it to a low end Craftsman table back when . I started having issues with the depth locking system and the adjusting lever broke off. I can be heavy handed. Parts are no longer available, and I am wondering if there may be ways to lock it in that don't require turning somersaults for every adjustment.
Any suggestions are very appreciated.
 

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G'day @Mike F Welcome to the forum..

I hope you can find the part you are after.

Sometimes, with those older routers, parts are hard to find, and it may be worth upgrading to a modern variable speed plunge 1/2" router.
 

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G'day @Mike F Welcome to the forum..

I hope you can find the part you are after.

Sometimes, with those older routers, parts are hard to find, and it may be worth upgrading to a modern variable speed plunge 1/2" router.
Agree with that. I have a newer Porter Cable, but want to use this permanently on the table.
 

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Dosn't hurt to have 2 good routers....LOL
 

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A good lift will cost a fair amount, and will require a router mounting plate and an new table. That's if you can find one that fits an old router. Making your own table is really pretty easy cheap to do. Then I suggest you look at a Triton TRA001, which has a built in lift and runs about $260. There are many aluminum mounting plates pre-drilled to fit the Triton. It's a beast and I can't use it freehand (age, infirmity), but it's perfect for a table. Craftsman parts are very hard to impossible to find for anything older than a couple of years. A couple of members have found used, even broken machines that can be picked for parts on ebay.
 
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