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Inra Lift or Triton Router? Have Incra LS Table

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I have a Bosch 1617 plunge and fixed kit. I also have an Incra LS router system and the matching magna lock plate and a complete set of the magnetic smaller inserts. (bought it all used of CL with 100 bits)

The Fixed bosch base is mounted in my router table and bit changes and height adjustment is a chore. The above table height adjustment only work when I reach down and unlock the router. The router drops 1/8"-1/4" every time. The adjustment C clip retainer has popped off several times.

I'm trying to decide if I should get the Incra lift or go with a plunge router like a Triton that has above table adjustments.

I currently have one full size router and trim router, bosch 1617 & colt, and often will use the 1617 in table and out. I'll also use it to trim brass for reloading rifle rounds on a press.

Sooo.....if I get the Incra lift I'll likely hunt down a deal on a motor just for the lift eventually. If I go the direction.
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I spent an hour or so today trying to set a mitre lock bit with my in-table Triton TRA 001, which requires test cuts, and adjustments. I use the lock lever with each setting, however I have been frustrated by the bit dropping when I release the lock, as I loose the height reference. There have been plenty of references over the years to this problem, but I have not seen a definitive solution, or if anyone has established how it happens.
All help much appreciated.
Many thanks Charles.
I put the spring back in this morning, and I had no issue with it dropping, although it was a bit stiffer to raise with the winder. The lower tension spring sounds like a good idea.
Where is the internal elevation screw located ?
Thanks for that Charles. Yes, I have read some had plastic gears, and later ones had metal. Still, don't want to push my luck. I am going to remove the spring, and when in use check the position of the height adjuster is firm before releasing the lock. Appreciate your help.
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