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picked up an old 3.5 hp craftsman plunger router and table. Would like to use the big beast since it has both 1/2 and 1/4 in. capability. Adjusting cut height is a pain but manageable. Would removing the plunge springs make any difference in either the ease of adjusting or maximum cut height?
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It will make it a lot easier adjusting height as there's no push back. Won't change depth of cut as most routers will all go to the base even with springs in them. I removed the 2 springs from my ryobi and can now use the micro depth adjuster to raise and lower it.

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Well Mac will not make a diffference in height adjustment but makes a big difference on ease adjustment.
I removed my springs!
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Welcome Mac. What Angie said. It's a good idea to take the router off the base once in a while and clean out any sawdust if you don't have bellows on them keeping the dust out. Mine don't so I don't know how much difference those make.

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Taking springs out is good way to go if dedicated to table...won't be able to use it as plunge without reinstalling them...

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Thank You to all. This springs will come out!
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