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I have a 2 hp craftsman router hooked up to a router table. I cannot adjust the depth because it's stuck. The last time I used it, I had a really hard time to adjust it. Is there anyone here with the same problem and can it be fixed short of using a sledge hammer on it.
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At this stage I would keep away from the sledge hammer.....

What model router are you using?

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Welcome Joseph,

My first guess is it's bound up with sawdust.

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I have a 2 hp craftsman router hooked up to a router table. I cannot adjust the depth because it's stuck. The last time I used it, I had a really hard time to adjust it. Is there anyone here with the same problem and can it be fixed short of using a sledge hammer on it.
Hi Joseph, welcome to the forum
Need a model number and is it a fixed or plunge base mounted in there? Odds are it's jammed up with sawdust..likely need to pull it out of the table and give it a good cleaning and lube....wax or graphite. When we get a model number we can pull up a parts explode and look for other possibilities. Good luck

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Hello! I will assume that it is a router without plunge! They have been bad at collecting sawdust in the adjustment threads. A little air, and working the router up, and down, ever so lightly will help loosen it. It helps to have help to turn the locking wheel up, and down. Or the adjustment, that way You can work the air, and help take a bit of sawdust out of the cavity. The brush that I use it the brush that has stiffer bristles They are used for clean-up when working with auto parts cleaning. I will use a longer wire tie to get the saw dust moving while blowing. Once cleaned, dry it up, but do not lube! Any kind of lubricant will hold sawdust., I hope I have it correct on the type of router You have

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I agree with Howard about about lubricants but I did find rubbing the router with every day wax found in the canning department at Walmart helps a lot.

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Thumbs down Craftsman router with stuck height adjustment

I have the same problem. Taking it out of the table and cleaning helps but not for long. Any help in keeping the chips out of the gears short of hooking up a vacuum system?

Very frustrating.

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