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I just joined your forum, thus a first post. I read some questions about VS routers. I have been routing signs for awhile and use a relatively inexpensive, VS router from Sears, i.e. a Craftsman. I don't like the plunge routers; their springs are too stiff. With a little practice you can attain the same results as a plunger router.

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I just joined your forum, thus a first post. I read some questions about VS routers. I have been routing signs for awhile and use a relatively inexpensive, VS router from Sears, i.e. a Craftsman. I don't like the plunge routers; their springs are too stiff. With a little practice you can attain the same results as a plunger router.

Looking forward to more discussions.

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Hi John:

You have just learned the first lesson of routers. It's what works for you that counts.

I've seen some sign makers machines and their modifications make it difficult to determine where the router is -- added light bulbs, vacuum hoses, oversized handles etc.

You might try looking at the OakPark 7" square baseplate modified with a large centre hole. Gives you a large, stable, square starting point.

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H John

You can rework the springs in most plunge routers so you can plunge it down with one finger..
But I will agree they set most of them up for King Kong just like the shaft lock pin on most of them but think they are King Kong and break the casting off ,most forget you don't need to jump on the wrench to get the router bit to stay in place..

So to say it's not in stone you can change it to fit your needs..

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