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Hi I recently got a plunge router and have never used one.First of can i use it with my router table?and how do i use the plung do i have to set the depth first and do i have to drill a starter hole for routing out the inside of the project like the door's i want to make
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You would use the plunge function handheld and you would use it making recesses or stopped grooves as examples. Many of us use them in tables. If you leave them accessible you can reach under and turn the adjustment rod although I lift my router and plate out and make major adjustments with it laying on the table so that I only need to fine tune when it's under the table.

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Hi Ernie. Do you intend to leave it in the table or move between hand held and table?

If leaving in the table, can you remove the springs?

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I bought a PC 7539 for handheld work, later I began using it under the 1st table. Because I was still using it for handheld work I didn't want to remove the springs, and frankly it is a PITA to remove it from the table plate, install and center the base then put it back in the table again. I eventually bought a motor and lift specifically for the table.

My suggestion is put up with the changes till you can afford to purchase another dedicated router for the table. I don't know the spec wgt of the old 7539 is but its heavy, the more you use it the more bit changes and set ups, handheld no biggie from the table Oye!

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Hi I recently got a plunge router and have never used one.First of can i use it with my router table?and how do i use the plung do i have to set the depth first and do i have to drill a starter hole for routing out the inside of the project like the door's i want to make
Search You Tube. There are lots of helpful info to view.

When the router is mounted under the table, I use set up blocks to set the bit height. There are several varieties including the Kreg set up bars, or the basic solid set up bars that are available from different vendors.

I will say this, making adjustments with a plunge router is not easy. You will be fighting the spring while trying to make an accurate setting. I had a Harbor Freight router that was hard wired to the table ON/OFF switch it came with. I actually rigged up a car jack to assist when I needed to make adjustments. It worked great! See pics below.

Hope this helps.
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