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Hello,
Very new here and hoping lumberjocks can help. I have a craftsman 320.28190 fixed base router and would like to use it mounted to a table that I don't have. I've been looking at plans for TS and router combo tables, table tops from rockler and others and am overwhelmed by the many options, and methods compounded by the fact that craftsman does not seem to be a typical choice for woodworkers or accessory manufacturers leading me to believe that my options are very limited when it comes to mounting compatibility. I like the idea of having a combo table as space isn't so much an issue at this point but not sure what mounting hardware and parts are necessary for my router. I see it has a height adjust built-in but I understand that it's only for top side work. Can anyone suggest some solutions? I'm itching to get started and think I've clouded my brain with the number of options.
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All you really have to do is drill a hole in a table top so the bit can fit through then remove the base plate from the router and line up the mounting holes and drill and countersink them into the table top then get longer machine screws and mount the router underneath. You will have to do under table bit changes. My first router table was like that and I used it for many years that way. Doubled up 3/4" MDF makes a very stable router table top, if you want to get extra fancy put plastic laminate on it. The base can be as simple or complicated as you want to make it. Simple 2×4 legs work fine. Drawers and storage is nice because router tables grow bits and accessories like weeds.
 
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