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11-14-2016 06:45 PM

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Hi, all -

I have one of the Freud FT3000VCE routers (they had a short lifetime). It’s my only plunge router, and I recently broke the clear plastic dust collection attachment.

This thing is, IMO, unusable without dust collection. Does anyone have any idea where I might find one, or what might be a compatible replacement?

Thanks for any ideas…

-- M. Zimmers


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#1 posted 11-14-2016 11:04 PM

I use one in my router table. I had one die and bought a replacement on ebay. I “think” I still have the dead one and I “think” it still has the shroud on it. I’ll check in the morning. The quotes are indicators that my “thinker” ain’t what it used to be.

-- Please Pray for Our Troops / Semper Fi / Bob Ross / www.theborkstore.com

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#2 posted 11-14-2016 11:05 PM

Hi, Bob -

Thanks very much for checking on that. And, I know very well that feeling of a thinker that is past its prime…

-- M. Zimmers

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#3 posted 11-15-2016 06:35 PM

I think I may have one although it’d be for an FT2200 so I’m not sure if it’d be the same size or not. Just dong a quick search, they look similar. I’ll see if I can find it in case Bob’s not able to find the one he’s thinking of.

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#4 posted 11-15-2016 07:26 PM

Sorry to say the shroud on my dead router is gone. I think the one I bought was missing it and I did a transplant.

-- Please Pray for Our Troops / Semper Fi / Bob Ross / www.theborkstore.com

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#5 posted 11-15-2016 07:29 PM

Hey, Bob – thanks for looking. Jon: I have no idea about the size. The one for my router uses two machine screws, just under 3 inches apart.

I guess this is where someone should just break down and buy a Festool, huh?

-- M. Zimmers

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#6 posted 11-16-2016 06:26 PM

I found the attachment for the FT2200, but I was wrong about it matching the FT3000 as it’s square. I also have an FT1701 and I know the one for it is round. I’ll have to look a little more and see if I can find it. When I do I’ll get a picture of it so you can make sure it’s the right size to fit your router.

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#7 posted 11-16-2016 06:45 PM

Thanks a lot, Jon.

mz

-- M. Zimmers

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#8 posted 11-21-2016 11:02 PM

I went through my router table this weekend moving everything to the workstation I’m building and didn’t see it. It may still be around somewhere but I’m at a loss as to where. I’ll try to keep an eye out though and if I come across it I’ll let you know.

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#9 posted 11-23-2016 03:05 PM

Thanks for looking, Jon. I think I’ll be investing in a new router soon anyway…something with a nice DC system. (As a sidebar, I’m amazed that PC doesn’t have a better answer for this.)

-- M. Zimmers

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