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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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I have a Bosch 1617 EVS 1/2" Router, a Bosch Router Table, and a Bosch Router lift. When I purchased, I thought it would be well to stay with the same brand throughout. The router works great in the table, The table is adequate for what I try to do.
The issue is with the lift. I can not seem to get it go to the right height or lower to the right depth. The key that I have goes into the slot and turns the mechanism fine. There never seems to be enough adjustment. I have to release the main clamping arm on the lift to move the router up or down. The secondary clamp is released by using your thumb to press against it. When I release the secondary clamp, the router will fall till I catch it in my hand. I am sure there is some thing that I am not doing or not doing as needed.
Dose any one else have this same set up. If so,could you enlighten me as to how to make this lift work as I think it should, I would be most appreciative.
When I use the router now I try to eyeball and use a piece of scrap to set the depth that I need the router to be at. This is pretty awkward as I am holding the router with one hand and looking at the router bit up on top trying to get the depth right. This is the first occasion that I have tried use the router with the table and the lift. The router is a plunge router and the Router Lift and the plunge base look to be the same to me. .
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How much up and down adjustment do you get now?
Do you have a separate plunge base, or are you using it on the table?

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First I think you have the same as I do Bosch RA1165 Under-Table Router Base with Above-Table Hex Key and the Bosch 1617 EVS 1/2" Router. Go on youtube and ask how to use it there are quite a few videos there that might help.
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I had a 1617 with a fixed base that I mounted under my cast iron top and I took the black plastic sub base off to mount it. then drilled a hole for the hex key to set router height. I had to release the clamp on the motor to raise and lower,then re-clamp once set to height.

I replaced it with a Rockler lift eventually that didn't need to be locked and unlocked, but had no problems with the height adjustment on the Bosch base.

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You need to use the fixed bas base. I have this router and used it in a Skill table for a while Only issue was the key hole filled with sawdust quiet quickly and had to be blow out with air
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Only issue was the key hole filled with sawdust quiet quickly
cork it...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I have exactly the same set up and have the same problems. At first it was due to saw dust entering the key slot on the top of the router base, But even when I clean this out, it still does not work.
It is a PITA to change settings or to set it up at all.
I hope someone has an answer.

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cork it...
What does that mean Stick? "Cork it".

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What does that mean Stick? "Cork it".

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put a plug as in a corl in the access hole..

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pusserboy,

I thank you for your input. To be honest I had not thought of You Tube. I am just about to throw my hands in the air and buy a new lift and try it. But I will watch and read a bit more.

Thanks Again,

Frank

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