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i am trying to adjust the height....
undo a big lever
press a button
see the thing drop
lift it up again with one hand below and an eye above
set the (D) ( on NEXT page) to zero etc
the ones in books do not mention all this!
here is the manual
L0709138.pdf - 4shared.com - document sharing - download

here the table and router
http://www.sears.ca/product/craftsma...00494658-28998

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it sound you are talking about the standard base and not the plunge base, if so.
Try this,,open the lock bar than put your hand on top of the motor than push the black button in, once the motor is free move it up or down and take your finger off the black button this will let the gear engage than use the black knob to set the height once you set it close the lock and you are set to rock and roll....

Very easy job on the Craftsman router

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Try this,,open the lock bar than put your hand on top of the motor than push the black button in, once the motor is free move it up or down and take your finger off the black button this will let the gear engage than use the black knob to set the height once you set it close the lock and you are set to rock and roll....

Very easy job on the Craftsman router

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I am thinking of changing it for a skil 1810 - the adjustments seem much easier!
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Sounds good, I'm sure you will like the coffee pot router

http://www.amazon.com/Skil-1810-Fixe...8116468&sr=1-1
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Sounds good, I'm sure you you will like the coffee pot router

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coffee pot router?????
the skil 1810 had very bad reviews on amazon!
suggestions welcome!
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Welcome, might just need a good cleaning I clean and spray (Boshield T9 ) moveable, adjustments on my routers as needed...Good Luck

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N/a,(unusual name) Many plunge routers work in a similar fashion. A toggle clamp locks the router in position. Once it is released you can easily adjust the height with the knob. If you need more adjustment you hit the release lever or in this case button while holding the router motor and slide it to the desired height and then let go of the release lever or button. The router should click into a notch or engage the gear. At this point you use the knob for fine adjustment. Once your router is at the height you want you flip the toggle to the locked position. Since you bought the router at Sears you could go to the store and ask a salesperson to show you how to adjust it. Watching is sometimes easier than reading about it. As far as the Skil router being easier to adjust... no. It works in the same basic way.

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Anon, your router sounds very much like my Mastercraft router. I have simply gotten used to it. I keep a toothbrush in the router case to clean out sawdust from the gears from time to time. It takes a little gentle persuasion to move the router up and down sometimes, but I've done an awful lot of good work with this router, and would have no qualms about suggesting it as a first router. I usually get the bit into the range by pressing the button and making coarse adjustments, then release the button and make fine adjustments with the knob.

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got a preofessional woodworker to look at it.
he said it was faulty!
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