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ScottGoddard

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So i bought a router table from someone on here a couple of years ago and just got round to setting it up! I bought the charnwood WO14 and then modified it to take a routalift from Axminster. When I bought the routalift it came with the bosch GOF 1300 ACE.

So, to the question. When i have the router lift all the way up the bit doesn't seem to come up very far. The example i have used is a slot cutting piece and it will only come up far enough to make a cut 5mm up the wood - is this correct?

I could lift up the bit a little bit not much...
Do i need different

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Yes you need an extension, I bought my Router Raizer and Xtreme Xtension from Peter Seftona at Wood Workers Workshop several years ago and it's been excellent.
 

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thanks, both....I have done some further reading and its also suggested to remove the springs from a plug router. Thoughts?
 

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Yes, when you suspend a plunge router from its base the springs make it more difficult to raise - you can remove them unless for some reason the router doesn't have a depth lock, or you choose not to use it, in which case the springs would help maintain downward pressure and stop the router bouncing around.
 

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I would always use the depth lock when routing. Yes in theory the weight is all acting down against your lift but without it you cannot guarantee accurate cuts
 

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