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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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Question Router moving up and down.

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Had my Craftsman plunge router mounted in the table I built using a phenolic plate. The height wasn't too easy to adjust so I switched to the regular base. It is now self adjusting. But NOT the way I want.
I was routing an edge on a piece of softwood and the bit kept rising. Still solid in the collet, the router adjustment was rising. Set it back to its proper position, started again and the router slowly descended.
Okay!? Tried several times with similar results.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 04:20 AM
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Welcome Jim...

if the base has a camed locking lever it may need adjusting..
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Craftsman routers have developed a reputation for the optional Random Height Adjustment feature, but it's usually the bit squirting out of the collet. Since it's not the collet in your case, there's bound to be some way to adjust how snug the clamp holds the router in position. Looks like yours needs to be tighter.
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Welcome to the forum, Jim.

The solution will depend on the OEM of the router. Over the years they have been supplied by several different manufacturers under the Craftsman name to Sears. However, first thoughts are right there with Stick and Andy. Sounds like a tightness problem. I had one that had a hairline crack in the "friction band", for lack of a better descriptor. It wasn't visible until it was under tension and of course the motor walked in the base.

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I agree with all the guys about the clamping. I had one do that and it was just a matter of adjusting the clamping pressure.
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Like Bill, I'm very suspicious about a part having fractured.
I'd pull it out of the table and give it a thorough cleaning, and then examine it very carefully under a bright light.
Plastics age and get brittle! (In many ways like us...)
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harrumph...
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No names were mentioned...
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No names were mentioned...
who are you trying to kid???
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