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I'm on my second Bosch 23EVP (just the router and plunge base) and Im of course having issues with it and it hasn't even been plugged in yet. Im thinking Acmetools.com must have received a bad lot of routers from Bosch that slipped through their quality control. The first one I received had a very noticeable give or slop in the non adjusting side of the plunge base shaft (right shaft). I estimated that with the plunge mechanism locked tight, the right side had about 1/32" - 1/16" give up and down on the shaft. This was of course unacceptable so back it went. Well, I just got my 2nd 23EVP router today and it too has the same problem but not quite as bad. Im guessing it has maybe 1/64" of slop up and down on the right shaft while the left shaft is in the locked position. Here is what I want to try. The right side shaft with the slop does have a cover on top of it held in place by 4 screws. Im half tempted to take the cover off and peak inside the shaft mechanism to see if there is any adjustment inside where I could take out the slop. I really need this router now, but I wont settle for a router that is not going to give me 100% accurate cuts every time. Has anyone experienced this issue? Has anyone taken the cover of their right side non adjusting side shaft to maybe adjust the slop out of their shaft? Just curious if this is even possible.

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Most plungers have the same problem. But not the DW 621 & 625's.
When it's locked, you have the slop?
Nevertheless, routers are still in the dark ages.
No high teck maneuvers for this; never would occur with machine (metal working) tool.
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@ quillman, yes when its in the locked position the right side shaft has some up and down play (in this case 1/64" or maybe a little more) when you press down on the sub base plate simulating a cut. You can rock the right side shaft ever so slightly up and down which changes the angle that the bit is cutting the wood. The bit should always be 90 degrees to the sub base at all times in my opinion not 89.5 or 89.6 etc. etc.

Should I return this and maybe go with the dewalt 621? They are similarly priced. Id also have to return the bosch guide sub base I bought as well.

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The motor head is not depressed during a rout.
But single cutter width pathways will be spoiled whilst plunging.
You're sure the locked plunge side of the router is not slipping?
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I would contact Bosch's C/S on this. I have two 1617's and have never had this issue with the plunge bases. Something isn't right, but they are very likely to help you out on this.

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