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Hey I have PC/Rockwell 6302 which seems to be similar to porter cable 690. I also have an old craftsman router table. The mounting holes dont seem to line up with the router I have.

Anyway to make this work? If not is there current table out there I could use?

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drill the table to accept your router...
 

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Stick if it's like an old Sears router table/router combination like one I had years ago the top is stamped metal and in the stamping they also countersink the metal for the mounting screws, something that is close to impossible to replicate by hand. I'm afraid in that case that the table is meant for one of Sears' routers and probably not even all of Sears' routers. If the top is thicker than about 1/16" thick then Stick's plan has a chance but you need more metal thickness so you can countersink for the screw heads.

The 690 was a very popular router at one time and there may be tables already drilled for it. Most modern tables have an insert plate that fits into a rabbet on the table top and it's easier to find plates that are drilled for that pattern. There is also a ton of info on this site about building your own and it really isn't that hard to do. Start simple and figure out what you want it to do and build a better one or ones later. I'm on about version 6 I think.
 

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bore a smaller hole than required...
punch a dimple into the SM for the screws using a blunt pointed center punch like so...
be sure to solidly support the top w/ wood when you dimple the SM...
regrind the punch to match the screw head if need be...

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Thanks for the reply. Updated my profile by the way lol.

The top kinda looks like it is cast as it has ridges in it. So probably aluminum.

I was thinking of using the router as the template from underneath and drill the holes from underneath then countersink the holes from the top.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Updated my profile by the way lol.

The top kinda looks like it is cast as it has ridges in it. So probably aluminum.

I was thinking of using the router as the template from underneath and drill the holes from underneath then countersink the holes from the top.
howdy Adam...
use the router's base plate as a template and mark hole locations/placement w/ a transfer punch..
if you have one hole that lines up yur golden...
other wise double stick the plate into your desired position...

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as a plus, you'll be leaving the plate off of the base when you install the router...
 

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howdy Adam...
use the router's base plate as a template and mark hole locations/placement w/ a transfer punch..
if you have one hole that lines up yur golden...
other wise double stick the plate into your desired position...

NOTE:
as a plus, you'll be leaving the plate off of the base when you install the router...
Yeah sadly none of the holes line up with the router plate unless it's way off center.

Is there a good way to center it before I make the holes, besides eyeing it the best I can?
 

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hole saw that fits the table's hole...
hole saw that fits the base plate....
put the two together on your arbor as line up guides... (one inside of the other)...

if you have an oops arbor, yur golden...

 

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if you want a fuzz thicker top to work w/..
epoxy thickened washers to the underside of the table's top at the new hole locations..
 
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Excellent!!!
 
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