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I have a Bosch GOF 1300 ACE router, which I wish to mount in a router table.

One of the two plunge pillars is a large diameter than the other and has a fine depth adjuster on the end.
The router base plate has a 5.5mm hole drilled through it, which aligns with the inside of the larger diameter plunge pillar.

Does anyone know if this fine adjuster can be accessed through the router base plate with say a long allen (hexagonal) key or other tool?

I have been in touch with Bosch and they say they believe this can be adjusted using either a 5mm or 6mm allen key. The whole drilled through the plate is too small for a 6mm key and I have tried a 5mm and this does not work.
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take the plate off and double check...
check your owners manual to see if you can disable the springs and make life easier on yourself...
you will be wanting to mount the router w/o the plate anyways...

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Hi,
I have actually removed the plastic plate and I am left with the cast alloy plate. Unfortunately the 14 page manual does not mention any springs or even mounting this router in a table.
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Does anyone know if this fine adjuster can be accessed through the router base plate with say a long allen (hexagonal) key or other tool?
perhaps it's a torx... (star shape instead of hexagonal)....
look to a #15 or so...


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Michael, your router is the Euro version of the 1613EVS. Bosch does not recommend this router to be table mounted. That said if you are comfortable with the idea you can remove the plunge springs and install it on a mounting plate. Your best option is to pop the router out of the table for set up and bit changes.

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I has wondering if this was the case. I have been thrown by Bosch saying that its either a 5 or 6mm hexagon (they think!).

I have ordered a set of extra long Torx screwdrivers as they need to be at least 220mm long to reach the fine adjuster.

I will post my findings once I have tried these.
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Michael, your router is the Euro version of the 1613EVS. Bosch does not recommend this router to be table mounted. That said if you are comfortable with the idea you can remove the plunge springs and install it on a mounting plate. Your best option is to pop the router out of the table for set up and bit changes.

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Hi Mike, thank you for this information. I wonder why Bosch UK did not tell me this was unsuitable for table mounting when I enquired about the fine adjustment?

It does make sense now you have said this.

I use this router by hand regularly so I am not keen on converting it back and forth by removing springs etc.

I think my best bet is to buy a dedicated bench mounted router, that will resolve my problems and be more suitable.

Thanks again Mike, all I need to do now is research for a suitable router
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Michael, try looking for a used GOF2000. In the USA this is the 1619EVS and it has a spring defeat for table mounting. This would be a great choice and it can be used free hand by releasing the spring defeat. All plate mounted routers can be used free hand.
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