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!