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?