I did a Dumb Thing
Sometimes a bright idea doesn't work and I feel like a dumb a**.
I had the bright idea to turn my Bosch router base into a Power Lift on my new router table.
I had this little Skil low speed driver I use for installing drawer guides in cabinets , so you guessed it why not chuck up a hex bit and use it to raise and lower my router?
So that I did , and when i was playing with it ,up &down, up & down, ..........Clunk....wiiiiiiiizzzzz. router not moving.
I pulled the router out of the table and spent an hour trying to figure out what went wrong. What I eventually found was that the router lift on the shaft has a spring washer that fits in a groove on the shaft. this little item was missing and the groove was all goud-up. Now what to do!
I looked around the junk cans and jars and found a concrete insert with a threaded stud in it. I removed the stud and drill out the threads the size of the shaft on the router.
Then I drilled and tapped a set screw on each side and installed it on the shaft and clamped it tight with the set screws.
Works great, not with the driver tho, with the hand key.