Bosch POF 1400 ACE Router Locking Lever Problem - Router Forums
 4Likes
  • 1 Post By Cherryville Chuck
  • 3 Post By Hypnotoad
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2018, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Shaun
Posts: 16
 
Default Bosch POF 1400 ACE Router Locking Lever Problem

Hello all,

I was trying to work with my router yesterday when I started experiencing problems with the router unlocking from the set depth back to full retraction. This happened a number of times despite the locking lever being locked all the way.



I checked the screw holding the lever in place and it was secure, the spring seems fine, so I don't know what the cause is or how to fix it. Many years out of warranty..

Anyone else had this problem? I hope there is an easy fix.
Sheepdisease is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2018, 10:38 AM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 14,865
 
Default

The two or three plunges I've had apart had a little brass plug between the end of the lock screw and the column. I'm supposing that this maybe grips better and won't damage the column. Possibly that plug needs replacing if yours also has one. It may be possible to tighten the screw that pushes against it and reattach the lever farther around so that the screw travels inward farther too.

to get that plug out you have to remove the base and columns. When you do that you want to make sure the locking lever side is pointed down. Gravity is all that holds that plug in and it falls out easily and has a tendency to roll somewhere you can't find it. Voice of experience on that. The good news is it is fairly cheap. The bad news is that you have to wait for it to be posted to you and the router is useless without it.
Sheepdisease likes this.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2018, 10:40 PM
Registered User
 
Hypnotoad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Country: Australia
First Name: Phillip
Posts: 95
 
Default

I have a Bosch 1200 AE which is practically the same router, if you undo the screw that holds the locking mechanism lever in place you will find a brass hex headed screw/plug, you can turn the screw/plug clockwise a little and replace the lever in a "tighter" setting so the lever locks harder, maybe the locking mechanism has become worn a little and will no longer hold.

Look at the bottom left with the number 801 above it to see how it works:

harrysin, TenGees and Sheepdisease like this.

Tight fisted old so-and-so!
Hypnotoad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2018, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: Shaun
Posts: 16
 
Default

Thank you for your replies. I did as you suggested Hypnotoad and tried forcing the touter out of lock but it didn't seem to shift unlike before.

All the bits looked fine with no wear at all, tightening the brass piece could just be the right solution!

Fingers crossed...
Sheepdisease is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 10:04 AM
Honored Member
 
harrysin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Country: Australia
First Name: Harry
Posts: 14,249
     
Send a message via Skype™ to harrysin
Default

I'm sure that Phillips suggestion is the correct answer, I had a similar model years ago and the same thing happened and the answer was as described.

Harry



Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus






harrysin is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intro and question john spies New Member Introductions 20 12-08-2018 11:08 AM
Ridgid R2930 (fixed and plunge base routee) xplorx4 Tool Reviews 15 09-23-2014 08:15 AM
simple router table - attach vacuum hose to router box, or use Bosch dust adapter? achoox4 Table-mounted Routing 7 07-07-2014 04:01 AM
Router POF 1400 ACE manual thomases Bosch Manuals 0 09-11-2011 04:12 PM
Hello DPugmire New Member Introductions 5 11-08-2010 06:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome