I recently purchased an older Ryobi R161 router for about $30. It came with a routing table.
For most lightweight routing (1/4" roundover) it works fine, but when the work was a little harder, such as 1/2" roundover or in encountering a knot, it would push away from the work. When routing a groove, I noticed the groove was significantly wider at one end. Upon inspection I determined the bit was not loose, but the main body of the router would wobble within the chassis. I removed the router from the table, turned it over and was able to wiggle the router unit even though the clamping lever was fully engaged. I finally found the screw that held the clamping lever in place, and removed the knob, but I see no adjustments to tighten the grip of the clamp. Is there something I'm not seeing, or is there another solution to keeping the unit in a stationary position? I've tried putting in a single layer of tape, but that hasn't worked. I may try more tape. I know I can replace the unit for about $70 at Home Depot, but I'm kind of cheap. Thanks for any advice!