Hi Reuben, I am guessing from your questions and answers that the " rack and pinion depth stop adjustment mechanism"...is not for a router, but for some other gadget that your are making?
Yes. Correct. The gadget that I am making is based off a Bryco/Shopsmith overarm router. The plunge depth stop on that is very crude. I'd like to improve it by cannibalizing a router that uses a (much) better mechanism.
Milwaukee, DW (625), ELu, Bosch 1619 & Fein 1800
Very helpful. Thank you very much.
Are you saying all Milwaukee and Elu plunge routers (perhaps they only sell one model), or are there particular models that have this?
I don't understand what you are talking about. Are you working with a router that has broken parts or something else. Your posts are confusing to me.
I don't even look at the scale on the plunge routers. When I need to set the stop, I use a set up block or a drill bit of the appropriate size to accurately set the plunge depth.
The Bosch 1617 has 9 or more steps that are 1/8th inch increments I believe.
I'm sorry you found my posts confusing. I just went back and reread them and am not sure why you are confused. To rephrase/restate.
Statement: I am working on a project that would benefit from the depth stop mechanism off a plunge router. None of my routers are in bad enough shape to cannibalize.
My first question: Does anyone here have parts from a no longer functional router that might work for this and they'd be willing to sell me?
My second question: Alternatively, do folks know of other routers besides the DW621 that feature a rack and pinion depth stop? (answered by Quillman)
I appreciate that you have a simpler way of setting the depth on your plunge router, and am always up for learning new/old tricks.