Was happy with my Craftsman RotoZip Knockoff
I was working on my second sign tonight, and thinking "Man, this little Craftman RotoZip Knockoff tool that my wife got me is pretty awesome". Then of course, it started messing up. It has a plunge base that you can set to a depth, and route away. What I really liked is that it has 2 bright lights built into it, so I had a great view of what I was working on. Then for some reason the clamps (knobs) on either side seemed to not stay tight, and the bit depth got shallower. I reset it, made sure they were super tight, but once again same problem. The thing is that they stay tight, to where I can't turn them any more, but the thing still slips and gets shallow.
I eventually gave up and switched to my grandfathers old Rockwell router, which didn't slip at all, but has no light. I think I will be searching for a light to add to it. Does anyone know of a way to stop the slide up issue on the craftman rotozip? I thought about using a dremel tool to rough up the texture on the metal rods that the screws tighten up to.