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Hello, new to forum, great resource.
I bought a Freud FT3000 to use in my router table. I looked at many routers, but this one met all my needs (above table adjustments, single wrench bit removal, 3.25 hp).
So having said that, am I supposed to remove the plunge spring from the router before I install it? Many other plunge routers (I.E. Triton) require you to do so. Would it make raising and lowering the router easier?
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Hi Steve, you can leave the springs in or take them out. I have the same router and I leave mine in for 2 reasons.
#1 - From time to time I do have a need to use this router out of the table (part of the reason I selected it)
#2 - I actually prefer the extra firmness of having the springs in, even when the router is in the table.

Yes it is a wee bit easier to move the router up and down with the springs out but I have never found it a problem leaving them in.

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Hello, new to forum, great resource.
I bought a Freud FT3000 to use in my router table. I looked at many routers, but this one met all my needs (above table adjustments, single wrench bit removal, 3.25 hp).
So having said that, am I supposed to remove the plunge spring from the router before I install it? Many other plunge routers (I.E. Triton) require you to do so. Would it make raising and lowering the router easier?
Thanks in advance for any responses.

Steve
HI Steve, I'm leaving them in mine. With the lift it becomes a non-issue, at least to me. I am going to make some kind of crank or large knob to increase the mechanical advantage of raising and lowering the height.

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Thanks for the response. Have a great holiday.
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