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Hi, I'm new to the forum and I was hoping someone has had some experience with fixing the poor quality rack & gear height adjustment system on my Craftsman Fixed Base Router model 17542. The gears seem to be a big problem judging from what I have seen on the forum and I too have the same issue. The router itself is excellent for the price and probably has the best soft start on the market of any router I know of regardless of price. However, the height adjustment is soooo bad, that it renders the unit as close to useless as I can express. I intend to replace the spring as suggested by many but, from what I can see, replacement gears are probably the way to go. Does anyone know of a source fro replacement gears for this unit?
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Hi Warren. Welcome to the forum.

When you say 'replacement' parts, do you mean part from another supplier?
 

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Thanks very much for the reply. Yes, this is what I am after, something other than the craftsman replacement parts (unless, of course they've corrected the design flaw but, somehow I doubt it :)
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Thanks for your reply. Yes, that's really what I meant. Something from another supplier but, I would also entertain replacement parts from Craftsman provided they fixed the flaw.
 
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