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Finally got a router and table but mounted the Ryobi plunge onto the Ryobi table only to find me not strong enough to lift the router upward each time from underneath!!
Cannot replace either of the two or buy something,will taking springs off do the job and allow me to use the set-up as is? I will not be using the router off the table in the near future. Is it difficult to remove the springs...anyone know how?
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Hi Joe. Not sure which router you have, but if you google "remove springs from Ryobi router" it returns a lot of hits. One of them should point you in the right direction.


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All 3 of the large plunge routers I've bought had a threaded rod for fine adjustment. That's how I've set height on them. Does the Ryobi not have one? Removing the springs does help either way. If there is no rod like that on your router then I would probably set a car jack under it to get depth of cut or rig up something like Harry Sinclair did with his.

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This shot showing a Ryobi router that I once had shows how easy it is to strip and remove the spring.
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Good Morning dear Sir, I would Google Ryobi support, contact them via 1-800 #, or via e-mail support and ask them if they have a link as to the breakdown of the plunge assy on your router, to enable you to remove the springs. I have the same problem with my router, its a heavy beggar and I am forced to nearly lift my entire router & table to align the bit, and as my fee hand must be able to secure the clamp its awkward. I'm looking at a fixed router that is lighter to replace the heavy 2HP digital I am currently using.
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I have Ryobi. router but not the plunge type & it has a the fine adjustable rod that has a hex on the end so when mounted in a table you could adjust from the top.

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Thanks so much!
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