Thrift Store Hauls #2: Scored an old Stanley Electric router for $5

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Blog entry by scruboak51 posted 08-05-2014 03:07 AM 2643 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a nice score at the local thrift shops, picked up a Stanley Router for $5, The lettering is pretty beat up looks like a model 5494M. I found an old Stanley catalog from 1950, and page 15 outlines their 5A model.

What’s interesting is it came in with the choice of 115, 125, 150, 200, 230, 250 volts

It’s not working, the tag said it works but needed re-wiring (it’s exposed in a couple spots). I plugged it in, nothing, then gave the cord a jiggle and promptly blew the house fuze. I’ll have to re-wire the cord and see if that’s the only problem, this particular thrift shop is usually pretty good about testing stuff, so I am inclined to believe that they got it to fire up.

If not $5 to have something to keep my attention for a while is well worth the price.

unfortunately the base plate has a hair-line crack in it, and it’s aluminum which I don’t yet have the capability to repair, but at some point I’ll get enough of these little repair projects piled up to justify the cost of a better welding rig.

I also scored a Delta Milwaukee Auto Set Miter Gauge for $3; won’t fit in my POS craftsman table saw but I’ve had my eye out for a table saw up-grade so having a miter gauge will be helpful.

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