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Forum topic by CSlabon posted 07-29-2011 11:41 PM 2066 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CSlabon

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07-29-2011 11:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question router

I bought an old porter cable router a few years ago. I got it from a guy who got it from a yardsale. The thing works good, it has a 1/2” collet on it. Problem is it doesn’t have a base. The model no. is 5202, it is a type 3, and the thing is a monster at 4.5” diameter. I’ve contacted the company and they said… Duhhhhhh I don’t know. So I figured I would ask all my Jock friends. Pretty sure most of you are twice as smart as them.lol Anyway my question is will any type 3 base fit this router? Or, by chance, would anyone happen to have one laying around with a bad motor or something that would like to sell it? I’d like to fix it but if I cant find a base I think I’ll have to make a base or mount it horizontal or something. What do you guys think?


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#1 posted 07-29-2011 11:58 PM

Found this

Item number 207 $6.88

Was going to go look on DeWalt ServiceNet but found this first.

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#2 posted 07-30-2011 12:15 AM

Oh ya, I’ve already seen this, but I need the entire base. Not just the plastic sub-base. But thank you still.

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#3 posted 07-30-2011 12:43 AM

Well, I would say to think of it as an opportunity if you can’t get one easily. There are a lot of cool things you can do with it fixed in a table or pantagraph or such. When you include shipping and your time hunting it down, you could get one that is complete for cheap.

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#4 posted 07-30-2011 12:47 AM

You might take a look at some of the local pawn shops. You might be able to pick up a decent complete router with both a fixed and plunge base included. With the extra motor you have you will have 2 complete routers

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#5 posted 07-30-2011 01:59 AM

That’s a blast from the past. The Router is a model 520. The 5202 is the motor unit. adaptable to many applications. Finding the base may be problematic. I think a 519 base will work, lemme get into my shop books and look. (Dewalt)(B&D) support for older PC tools sux.
Back in a bit.

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#6 posted 07-30-2011 02:04 AM

the base casting is porter cable part number 694440

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#7 posted 07-30-2011 02:07 AM

Dewalt says the casting is 155 USD, That doesn’t include any of the nuts screws or plastic. Time to improvise,I’m thinkin’:)

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#8 posted 07-30-2011 03:20 AM

ty. you r right Mickey.

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#9 posted 07-31-2011 05:19 AM

I vote you build the Horizontal Router. Or maybe a wooden marble maker.

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#10 posted 11-06-2019 05:20 PM

The base is part 5201. I had an opportunity to buy one this week and REALLY wanted it, as it’s a beast and will last forever, but since it’s 4.5” diameter, it won’t fit my router lift and I already have a really nice plunge/fixed base set. I can’t justify the purchase of it for $100. Really wish it fit my first gen Woodpeckers Precision Router Lift, but it’s made for the PC 7518 which is 4.2” in diameter. I even emailed Woodpeckers and they said, nope, won’t fit and not made for it. But from all my research, you’ve got a great workhorse at 3hp.

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#11 posted 11-07-2019 02:40 AM

Measure the cylinder diameter and go the store to see if it matches the ones one display of another brand. ebay has this one, just contact him to see if it the same diameter https://www.ebay.com/itm/PORTER-CABLE-MODEL-1001-T2-ROUTER-BASE/303350444755?hash=item46a11872d3:g:fPAAAOSwIRhdweQF or check out this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porter-Cable-Router-Base-Model-6931-Porter-Cable-Corporation-Power-Tools/401945226778?epid=19015951659&hash=item5d95cd6e1a:g:ei8AAOSwVSpdv0yu

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#12 posted 11-07-2019 04:32 PM

You could build a router table that does not need the base. DIY project. use wood as a base to secure it to a router lift. Or make a base out of wood.

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#13 posted 11-07-2019 07:45 PM

If you can’t find one, you might make one yourself. This video is for a trim router base but you could adjust the dimensions to fit yours. I just found this with google search (DIY Router Base) so there may be other ideas out there.

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#14 posted 11-07-2019 07:56 PM

Do you guys realize you’re responding to a 9-year-old thread?

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#15 posted 11-08-2019 01:33 PM

LOL, nope

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