Plunge router under table
I would like to know the experience anyone has had in using the big plunge routers under a table in regard to the plunge lock. The one on my Bosch 1615 is very stiff to hold down. If I had to hold that down while slowly adjusting the height it would be unpleasant. Has anyone removed or defeated the lock. What happens: Will the router hold its position? The adjuster for up will not be affected because the adjusting tube I have on the threaded rod will not let it go up. Perhaps it could tilt from side to side a little. I once removed the lock to clean it and see if I could reduce the spring tension. It took me 2 hours to put it back on. I did not reduce the spring tension; however, I did find out how I could accomplish that if I decide to.
I don't think all of the router lifts have locks on them but there would be less play from side to side.