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Hello to one and all,

Yep, this is my first post. I'm a newbie, so please go easy on me.

I'm pretty new to woodworking and have been mainly making lots of nice things out of old scrap wood, pallets etc etc... you get the idea.

I bought my first router a few weeks ago at a "yard sale" type market. I plugged it in, it worked, all seemed fine.
It's an old Bosch POF 400 model.
The only problem I have is that the depth lock doesn't lock...at all.

I've tried the Bosch website for the manual but it doesn't seem to recognise the model number. Odd yea?

Does anyone have one of these? How should the depth lock lock? I'm assuming its through twisting the handle? (I'm probably wrong about that.)
The handle that unscrews has a threaded bolt which doesn't reach the rods for the plunging part...if that makes sense?

I'd like to have it fully working because I like old things. They were built to last, unlick a lot of stuff around today.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
J

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look here..
Complete Bosch Pof 400 Router Manual eBooks Free Download PDF

also call Bosch CS and they should email you a copy if they have in the archives...

http://www.routerforums.com/general-...52-collet.html

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Hi Stick,

Thanks for getting back to me.
That link directs me, after I've put my name and email in, to Donna Play, the free music/books/movies site.
I signed up there and there is nothing Bosch related, unfortunately.

Thanks
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try this...

Pof 400 - Get Manual

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Hi again,

Thanks again, but it takes me through to another website which then takes me back to Donna Play.

Could it be because I'm in the UK?
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Hi again,

Thanks again, but it takes me through to another website which then takes me back to Donna Play.

Could it be because I'm in the UK?
Duh...
didn't thing of you being in the UK because there was a POF 400 here in the States...
get a hold of Bosch UK CS either through their website or via telephone.... if the they still have the manual in the archives they give you a copy...

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Hi Stick,

Thanks again for your help. I'll get in touch with them today, see if they can help me out.

Really appreciate your help.

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yur welcome Jamie...
sorry this went bust on ya...
but please, don't be a stranger...

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Just had a reply back from Bosch CS.
Unfortunately they do not have the manual anymore, which is a shame.

If anyone on here has got a Bosch POF 400, please do get in touch?

Thanks again.

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Sorry I can't be of any help but welcome to a great forum
When I google it I get the parts break down for your router . Does this link work for you?
I'm wondering if you clear your cookies etc if it will help you in not getting re directed ?

http://www.powertoolspares.com/tool/...261103/spares/

http://www.powertoolspares.com/tool/...00/0603261103/

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Ok ,I never insulate

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