universal router table

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  1. Apr 12, 2013 #1

    sisyphus

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    hello all, thinking about purchasing a router table. I own a ryobi router and was wondering if all router tables were universal. I'm thinking of purchasing a used craftsman table. thanks
     
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    nealtw

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    Last I herd ryobi was making craftsman routers. Screws that hold the plate on are not always in the same place. Universal parts have slots for the screws. I bought one of those small craftmen table one time and started setting up. I set it on top of a table and then started figure how to hold it there. An hour later I had the router built into the table and to hell with the junk. I bought an extra base for the router so I one bolted in the table.
    Next time by Porter Cable.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2013 #3

    jmc0319

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    I have a craftsman router that I got about 28 years ago. It works perfectly well. I purchased a ryobi table and the router plate fit the table. The table came with a plate and many screws. I had to play a bit but it fits.
     

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