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Forum topic by CSlabon posted 07-29-2011 11:41 PM 1145 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CSlabon

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07-29-2011 11:41 PM

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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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rance

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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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