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The depth control knob on my plunge router does not work. I set the depth where I want it, tighten the knobs, and it springs back in place. I know it must have something to do with the knobs not connecting with the posts the router slides up and down on. Does anyone have any idea what could be the problem?
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Hello All,
The depth control knob on my plunge router does not work. I set the depth where I want it, tighten the knobs, and it springs back in place. I know it must have something to do with the knobs not connecting with the posts the router slides up and down on. Does anyone have any idea what could be the problem?
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It would assist the members to give you the right answer if you included the make and model of your router.

Most of the routers I have seen, apart from the Triton, have a lever to lock the plunge so I am confused when you say you "lock the knobs".

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PS I checked my Triton, and it also has a lever to lock the depth when you turn of the 'ratchet ' height adjustment.

The Triton is a special case....

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Hello Andi! Welcome to the Router Forum. Glad that You found us. I have a Craftsman plunge. and their is a small lever to lock position on it. I have had the screw that holds the lever in place work loose, I didn't''t know at first, what happened. I tightened the screw a bit and fixed the problem. I would guess that the knob has small splines in mine. Hope that helps. Also, it You can give us model, it may be something that has a quick fix.

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