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Looking for the collective opinion on this. When using a plunge router that is dedicated to a table, do you remove the springs?
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Hi Tom

That's 50/50 thing for most,,some router don't need the springs remove,you are moving the router up or down by a 1" or so most of the time..
But some of the big routers need the springs removed because they are 15 lbs.plus...and a hard to adjust if the springs are in,, but I must say once you take the out that's it the norm...it now a router for table only..


I would suggest you don't take them out..but if you have more than one router go for it



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It depends on the router. Some do, some don't.

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I personally remove the springs but I would suggest that you try both ways and settle for whichever feels best for YOU.

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I took the spring out of my router, but it is a dedicated table router. It makes it much easier to adjust without the spring. The manual also said to take it out if it were going under a table. For the hand held one, I left the spring in.
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For hand held use Nick, It's essential to have the springs in place so that if anything goes wrong, the cutter will be safely returned to the housing.

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There is no one correct answer since all routers are different. Which model do you have Tom? That is the key to getting a good answer.

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I took the springs out of my table mounted router, makes it easier to adjust height wise, plus with the springs in, it kept lifting the router plate when the fence was removed off of it. So I say springs out.
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Mike, I guess I should have been a little more specific with my post. I was curious about what others did and why.

I currently use the Hitachi M12V and I removed the springs. Previously, I used a Makita 3612, again no springs. I do not use a router lift or above the table adjustment. I removed the springs for ease of height adjustment.
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