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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, I am a new owner of an M12v2 and have been using the machine for a short while and happy with the performance so far. I came across a serious defect in the design of the machine IMO, because of what 'may' have caused a serious accident.

I recently decided to mount the router in a table . When I started to remove the black base plate of the router, on the last screw, the bottom plate shot out, pushed by the 2 compressed springs inside the posts. I shudder to think what may have happened if this happened whilst routing.

It turns out the base plate is 'held on' by a single nut and washer of the long ajuster screw under the base plate, the nut worked itself loose by vibration I assume

If you own one of these routers, please make sure you check the tightness of this nut periodically. I am hoping to replace mine by a nylock nut at a later date.

I do now need a bit of help on how to get the little brass barel of the lock lever that fell into the machine out if only to save me a trip to the repair shop with a bag full of bits.
If you have managed to get the brass barel out of the machine, please let me know 'how to/how you did it'. I don't want to remove the casing in case 'other bits' fall out! I need to know this soonish to get back to project!

Many thanks.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 07:39 AM
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When using the router with a table it makes life easier if you keep the springs out. Leaving them in makes it very hard to adjust a plunge router. As far as the brass part in the lock lever it is usually more of a problem getting it back in then getting it out.
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Hello, Sorry for you problem but glad to know I was not the only one this has happened to. I had just mounted my router under the table and was messing with the micro adjuster when it fell. I was lucky enough that the little brass bushing fell out. I was totally surprised to find there wasn't a lock nut in this critical place. On another note...I have had trouble using the micro adjuster...I had to remove the little set screw that is suppose to limit the revolutions the lock knob can make. Without doing this the micro adjuster won't hold its position.
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I was fortunate that the brass barel fell out when I shook the router violently...heavy @ 6.5 kg. To remove the springs, there is no need to remove the posts, (I am assuming that the posts on my router fell out because I did not lock it at the 'high' position in the first place, this instruction is not in the manual for removing the springs)...make sure the router is locked high, remove the 2 large black screws that hold the springs in with a large flat screw careful as the released tension of the springs can turn the black screws into missiles.... be safe!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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I simply removed the lever and the left hand treaded bolt and dropped the brass barel in, and re-screwed the nut and lever..
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