Found this little Craftsman heavy duty router listed in the local classifieds for 20 bucks.

It looks complete except for the sub base, which should be easy enough to fabricate.

Brought it home, cleaned it up some and tried it out … works great.

(can for scale)

taken apart

Data plate

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12 Comments on 1963 Craftsman 1 HP Heavy Duty Router Model 315.25031

  1. pete klein says:

    i have that exact router with a broken “collar” part 1-620673-00. where can i get this part- sears says no longer available. someone must be selling replacement oem parts. thanks for the help. pete klein 206-335-9177

  2. Shane says:

    Hi Pete, I really don’t know a lot about the Craftsman routers.

    You may want to try over at the forum. There are several Craftsman experts in there.

    Good luck,

  3. Mark says:

    Nice one Shane. I have that same router and it needs bearings. If anyone knows where I could find some, please shout out.

  4. Shane says:

    Mark if you pull your bearings and get the number off of them you can contact Lynn at Accurate Bearings and she should be able to help ya out.

  5. william says:

    I just picked this same one up at a yard sale. still in the original metal box, which has some rust on it. but the router is in perfect condition,,looks like it was never used. has all the parts under a hidden panel in the box plus extra bits. I was looking to find out what year it was from when I came across a pic of your. now I know when it was made..any guess on how much it is worth in working condition. I paid $15 dollars. I don’t think they knew what they had.

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  7. Phil says:

    I have the same router with a bad switch. Does anyone know where I can locate this switch?

  8. Shane says:

    Wish I could help ya out but I don’t know where ya can pick one up.

    It might be a long shot but Sears may still have some in stock, wouldn’t hurt to check em out.

    Good luck,

  9. Glenn says:

    Does anyone know what this router is worth in excellent condition?
    I have one available that I’m looking to sell.

  10. Ang says:

    I have this exact same router. Inherited from my dad. I’m getting ready to learn how to use it. If only I had the manual!

  11. Shane says:

    I uploaded a manual for the Router
    Good luck,

  12. LARRY says:

    There is a almost new one on craigs list dayton ohio tools
    for 125

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