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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Setting up the router for putting a rabbet in the back and bottom of some cabinet panels. Bosch 1617 mounted in the table. Unlock, adjust height, lock, test. Unlock, adjust height, lock test.... unlock, adjust height, test...

Suddenly the router drops out of the mount inside the table... running... lots of noise...

So I basically trashed a 1/2" shank, 3/4" carbide bit that was brand new AND beat the living snot out of the inside of my magnesium mount.

$50 for a new mount on amazon and $90 (yes $90) from a local place that has one in stock. Buying from Amazon would put me ANOTHER 4 or 5 days behind even with 2 day shipping. Found a whole 1617 on craigslist for $70 and went and bought it for the base. I end up with a spare router motor, but.... such is life. Haven't replaced the bit yet.

Can't help but think what COULD have happened, especially if this was in an open-bottomed table. Could have dropped out, spinning, and hit a leg or foot.

Must.....always.....keep.....brain.... ENGAGED.

This time, it only cost me money. I don't want there to be a next time.
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Had one drop out just BEFORE I was going to hit the GO button. Really made me stop and consider what COULD have happend. Like....what DID happen to you. Thanks for posting. Reminds us ALL to think.....think.....think again!
I still get nervous around my big JET table saw. And I hope I always will!
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Thanks for sharing, Charlie.. That one moment loss of concentration...

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The best thing was you didn't get hurt, I'll bet you'll check the clamp more often from now on.
We all have those days that we feel like we are behind and when you have to adjust and readjust tools you feel like you are getting even farther behind. First you go too far then not far enough ..... then we forget the important things like tightening this screw or that screw, forget to use a push stick and don't take the time to put the guard back on the machine. Then we are reminded, hopefully with out bodily injury, that we forgot something. These mistakes may cost us money, but we can look at it like paying for a lesson in safety.

Thanks for posting this so others people might slow down and think "before I turn this tool on have I done everything I should have done?".

Glad you are not hurt!

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Glad you are OK Charlie. Could have been really bad.
Good thing, you now have a new router, and no trips to the emergency room, or worse.
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damn that is scary. i'm glad nothing worse happened.
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Glad your alright Charlie,

I see alot of those types of incidents, but different outcomes being a volunteer firefighter. Just went to a call the other night where a guy put his wood stove ashes in a plastic pale and then in his basement late at night before bed. Dont need to expalin the rest. He got out ok, but house took a beating.

We all have our wake up calls once in awhile.

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I have that same router and I've left the locking lever open once. Nothing happened however thank goodness.

On the fixed base (mine was the kit with fixed and plunge bases), which is the one that I have in my table, it positively locks the router into place even with the big lever open - not that I'd want to trust it normally or run it that way. There's a spring loaded secondary thumb lever that's exposed once you release the primary lever. You have to depress that to release the router and move it up and down. The router won't move until you press the lever to release it.
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This is why we always unplug the router when making adjustments or bit changes... Safety first. I have never had this happen but I think others must have. The new MRC23EVSK has a safety release lever that must be depressed to let the motor come out of either base.

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HI

I will 2nd. Mike's post, on every router manual I have seen they press that point right up front..in big words and pictures.. like they say RTM..b/4 you use the tool.

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This is why we always unplug the router when making adjustments or bit changes... Safety first. I have never had this happen but I think others must have. The new MRC23EVSK has a safety release lever that must be depressed to let the motor come out of either base.



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