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The plunge lock "slips" when the router is used in a table

When used in a table, upside down of course, the plunge lock slips so the router "falls" a few mm.

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You can try to adjust the lever that moves the plunge and see if that helps, but a plunge router isn't made for upside use. If you have the option and use the router upside down often, you may want to get a fixed base.

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I'm not familiar with that brand, but no, normally you need only loosen the lock so the router can move up and down, and either twist it or plunge it into the correct position, lock it, check the depth, repeat.
If it's a plunge router you'll have a depth stop rod that you can use in conjunction with the stop nuts to dial in the correct height of the bit. If it's a conventional router you just have to twist it into the correct height and lock it in place without moving it.
If your router table is fairly light and portable, sometimes its easier to turn the whole thing upside down on a pair of sawhorses to adjust, then flip it back over. Otherwise, you just have to crouch down under there, aim a work light so you can see what you're doing, and adjust away.
Make sure you unplug it first!
Also be aware that you might need a fence for your work to ride against, that you may need to make your cut in successive passes rather than trying to hog off too much at once, and that even routers can grab the work and kick it, so be cautious and feed from right to left as you face the bit, (with the work closest to you).

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!





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Are you sure the lock nuts haven't loosened and worked their way down the threaded rod to tighten the router down into it's plunged position? That's a really common thing to happen with plunge routers, but without a model number I can't give you any certain advice.
Try breaking those two nuts loose and spinning them back up the stud and see if that doesn't do it.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread. If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take a moment to kindly rate this post....thanks!

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