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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-19-2004, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,

The router that I have had a piece of black plastic wrapped around the power cord near the motor housing. I took a good look at it and the words "Emtag, Do Not Remove" was printed on it. I did some research on Google.com on emtag and came up with some helpful information. After finding out what it was and careful examination of the emtag, I decided to remove it with a small screwdriver. I've attached two pictures of the router to show you what I'm talking about. Anybody else have this on their router? Later...

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-20-2004, 09:11 AM
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I'd put the 'emtag" back on the router, unless instructed by the manufacturer to do otherwise.

If the router is electronically controlled (ie; speed control), removal of the emtag might adversly affect the routers performance.

The emtag is a device to surpress current flow where it is unwanted. It's like a filter or choke.

Perhaps someone else can eloborate in greater detail.

All the best

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Hi everyone,

The router that I have had a piece of black plastic wrapped around the power cord near the motor housing. I took a good look at it and the words "Emtag, Do Not Remove" was printed on it. I did some research on Google.com on emtag and came up with some helpful information. After finding out what it was and careful examination of the emtag, I decided to remove it with a small screwdriver. I've attached two pictures of the router to show you what I'm talking about. Anybody else have this on their router? Later...

Boricua
I have not seen that "tag". The best thing to do is call the router maker and ask.

As far as damage to the router with it off, I doubt that is a concern, but if the "tag" has some electical properties then you might be emitting some interference which would not be a good thing. (Hate to have the neighbor's pacemaker stop everytime you run the router.)

Then again this might be like the tags on the mattress that says not to be removed......

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I did email Bosch yesterday and I received an automatic response saying that replies normally take two business days. So I'm just waiting to see what they say about it. Also the router is fine. The white tag that's inside the black piece is the same tag that comes inside music CD packages that activates the alarm if it's not deactivated at the counter where you pay for your item at the store. Later...

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After checking my router and removing the "tag", I stand corrected that the
EMTAG is not what it I thought the pictures depicted. Apparently this emtag is not a filter (torroid) as it appears to be but a store security tag.

I checked the US Patent office and verified that the Tag is indeed a security tag to prevent theft.

If it were a torroid, it's purpose would be to prevent stray EMF (electro magnetic fields) from entering a solid state device that could be destroyed.

Since it is not a torroid, I removed the device because it interferes with the router table.

Sorry for the misinformation.

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Hey, no problem. I agree the pictures do make the router look like it has a toroid. I removed the tag for the exact same reason you did. It interfered with my router table. The tag was in the way when I had the fix base installed the way I wanted. It was touching the side of the table making the cord bend in some way that I had to turn the fixed base to avoid that. Now I finally removed it and I'm glad that I did. Now I can turn the fixed base on the base plate to the different position I always wanted. Thanks for the advice anyway, I know you tried to help.

I noticed that it also encouraged you to do the same. Awesome. What a great feeling right? Anyway take care. Later...

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I just bought a Hitachi router from Amazon and it had the Emtag on the power cord. I had looked at the same router at Lowes, no Emtag. thanks for clearing this up, I thought is might have been a new feature for EMF supression.
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No problem. Yeah, many people think it has something to do with the operation of the router just like you did. Now did you get a chance to remove it? Later...

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The EmTag is a Antic-thieft security device made by B & G International. Taking it off your router cord is acceptable or you can leave it on. No harm done.
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Good info I will remove it. My web search indicated it was for security only. Thanks
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