Dewalt 625 issues and questions
I have been using a Dewalt 625 w. a plunge bar for handheld use (used with a jig for making shelf pin holes) & for use on my Woodrat. Unfortunately, I have been having some issues with the unit:
1) The plunge stop nut (that keeps the router from returning to it's full height during plunge operations) does not actually stop anything and releases at random times. I'm not talking about the plunge lock... I'm talking about the quick release nut on the threaded rod (left side of the router). Is this a common issue? Should I get the nut replaced or should I get something from the hardware store that will fit (w/o the quick release "feature").
2) The knob that locks the depth stop adjustment is very tight and the metal foot inside the track can become twisted. (metal foot is what presses against the rack and pinion depth stop mechanism). The knob does not unscrew all the way (to lubricate or investigate further). Is there something wrong with this mechanism (i.e. go to Dewalt service center) or is this just bad design?
Finally, is there any way to attach a shop vac hose to the Dewalt 625 for hand held routing (aftermarket or shop made vac hose attachment)?