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Hello from New Brunswick, Canada....where I'm currently sitting out another Maritime Blizzard....and no better place to do that, than in the shop!
I have two routers, a DeWalt DW625 & a DW621. Last week I purchased a Kreg PRS1040 router table & stand, assembled it & installed on it the 625. It seems to work quite well, although, never before having had a router table, I've nothing to compare it to. My question relates to the ability to easily adjust bit height. Are there any other solutions other than spending $300. plus on a commercial lift system? A second question would be...Will I damage the plunge spring if I keep the router mounted in the table all the time in the compressed mode? I'm a greenhorn when it comes to this & would appreciate some experienced input!
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Hi Fred. It will not damage your router having the springs in it. It will make it more difficult to adjust the height under the table. This is the reason springs are removed for table mounted routing. As far as an inexpensive way to easily adjust your router the Woodrat plunge bar is the answer. As you can see in the second photo I am plunging the 625 (with the springs installed) with my finger tips.
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Hi Fred, I have a table mounted DW625 that I have been using since 1994. I purchased an adjustment knob (see picture) from Eagle America that works pretty well and after I bought, I realized I could have made it myself plus I don't see this offered any more on their website.

It consists of plastic tube that has a threaded nylon nut in one end that screws onto the long threaded shaft of the router and has a knob attached at the other end. You could epoxy the nut and knob onto the shaft. This has worked for me for years since you are not raising and lowering the collet all that far.

I'm sure it takes longer to raise/lower than the WoodRat Plunge Bar but it also costs a lot less than $50.

I was ready to buy the plunge bar after Mike's post but I can't see spending that kind of money. Woodrat charges $24 for the bar for the DW625 router and then another $24 to ship it and they only accept PayPal. Lee Valley has it for $49 with free shipping. Is there a less expensive seller for this?
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Thanks Mike,
The wood rat seems like a simple system & definitely worth checking out.
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Thanks Rich,
I've had this router for several years & surprisingly in the original box were several examples of router attachments by DeWalt including one similar to yours. Untill I saw your photo though, I didn't know how it worked.
Still considering.....
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