No, it’s not ‘dating old fools’ although some here are probably guilty of such. A friend gave me an old Craftsman router that was his fathers (friend is +/- 60) and I’m curious about it’s age. It’s all metal with a black knob on one side of the base and a metal pistol grip on the other…not like a d-handle, more like a joy-stick. Only 9 A (at 115 V AC/DC) so that makes it about 1 Hp I guess. Separate data plates for the motor and base, but with matching serial nos. “Craftsman Industrial Rated Power Unit Model No 315.25051” and “Router Base 315.25056″Has a nice (but slightly rusty) metal case. Router shows built-up sawdust deposit on the inside of the base, like the bit was flinging pine chips, but runs real well…smooth, no noises, no sparks. Any ideas, or any web sites that I can check?