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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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I have a craftsman 2hp router, was trying to changed fix plate to plunge, but got so far and it got stuck, now am not able go forward or back. it could be at my age I'm just to weak to twist it. So if someone there has had the same problem and resolved it or anyone know of a solution to this problem I would greatly appreciate it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 01:27 AM
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Hi Chet, you could try a few taps on either end with a rubber mallet. The guy most likely to know what to do is Bobj3. If he doesn't see this and respond to it then get yourself up to 10 posts and send him a private message and ask him what he would do. It's easy to get up to the 10 posts. Just go onto the "show and tell" section of the forum and comment on the work that others have posted.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Maybe it has allen screw in ther that you have to loosen to take it all the way out? Gary
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I had the same problem. I tried the solutions suggested and unfortunately none worked. I am also not too young or strong so I had some young bucks helping me try to free it up but nothing worked. I broke part of the base unit itself trying some of the ideas. So now I have to break or otherwise remove the rest of the unit to free the router itself. In the meantime I purchased a new router.
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If your router has a wing nut to pull the housing together to hold the router in place then take the wing nut and bolt out and try to spread the case apart a bit. That might do it.

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