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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, I do a lot of lurking here, still learning, but now I have a question or should I say a problem with my Bosch. I bought the 1617vs from Amazon last year in March. A couple weeks ago I noticed the handle on the plunge base was loose, so I removed the outer half and tried tightening the inner screw but found the threads in the hole are stripped. Dose anyone know if and how I can fix this? Without the handle the screw seems to hold, so I'm going the hardware store tomorrow and find a longer one to see if that works. I just wanted to know if anyone else has had this problem and what you did to fix it. Thanks for reading.


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Depending how much metal is in the area, you might be able to go up one size screw via a tap. The existing screw is most likely metric, but you might be able to use a fractional screw that is slightly larger.
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Thanks for the reply Tempest. I picked up a longer bolt of the same size threads and that seems to have done the trick since the hole was deeper than the original bolts length, at least 1/4".

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Paul, it wouldn't hurt to use a thread locker on the bolt. Routers have lots of vibration. My 1617's have been trouble free for many years.

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