Advice needed - 'broken' Craftsman router
I have a barely used Craftsman 175 router that has a problem. The last time I actually used it, it started losing tiny ball bearings from behind the red, depth adjustment collar. I couldn't figure out where they were coming from, or why they were needed, but quickly determined they had something to do with the ease of adjustment.
In any case, it will now only adjust the bit depth with great difficulty, and the range is limited.
I'm thinking of just attaching it to my router table and locking the depth at a single level. Is this a stupid idea?
Would I be better off building or buying a router riser?
Should I forget about it and just buy a new one?