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Forum topic by JeremyT21 posted 07-17-2014 01:26 PM 774 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JeremyT21

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07-17-2014 01:26 PM

I have an old Craftsman 1.5 hp router that uses a simple bolt and hand twist nut to tighten the base. This is a giant pain as the only way to get it tight enough is to use pliers to tighten it. Im wondering if anyone knows where to purchase a cam lock style that some of the newer routers use, where you tighten it close enough then close the clamp. Or if you have another solution to speed up depth adustments feel free to let me know. Thanks

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#1 posted 07-17-2014 02:28 PM

I used a cam lock from Lee Valley on my PC 690. It too had the twisty bolt, and I got tired of foolin’ with it.
Bill

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 02:30 PM

I had one of those routers, too. I wore out a bunch of their bolts/”wing nuts” before I gave the router to someone else.
You might be able to adapt one of these-
http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2001774/8907/Cam-Action-Hold-Down.aspx

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