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Plunge springs removed from Elu MOF 177e?

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Hey y'all,

Long time lurker/first time poster here :)
I just bought a Swiss-made Elu MOF 177e off eBay to go with my 1980s indestructible lightweight Ryobi. It seems to be in very good shape, looks like it spend its life under a router table and was well looked after.

There seems to be no spring action in the plunge - the rods slide with ease into the base, but don't spring back out. I assume they were removed to facilitate usage in a table. Does that sound plausible? The seller doesn't know about it, he never used the machine himself.

I looked up the MOF177/DW625 spares online and those springs are readily available for cheap. Do you guys know if I need to take the whole router apart from the top, or if there is a way to disassemble the base from the bottom?
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Cheers guys!

I found a video of someone taking a Dewalt 625 apart, the base actually came off easily once I unscrewed the nuts off the fine height adjuster rod. As I suspected, there were no compression springs & attachement rods in there. Is it common practice to do that?

Thankfully, the rods & springs are available for £2 a pop!
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