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Spring Removal As I mentioned in our last two issues, I am always asked at wood shows how I adjust my router so easily.Many woodworkers have plunge routers mounted in their router tables and can't adjust the height of the routers as easily as they see me do it.
The reason: they have not removed the springs from the plunge mechanism.I will, therefore, take you step-by-step through removing the springs from the most common routers on the market.This issue we will look at the Porter-Cable 693.
Make sure that your router is always unplugged before attempting any procedures such as those listed in this article.SAFETY FIRST! STEP 1Lay the router on its back.The lock is spring loaded so your router will be locked in position.
Remove the large lock-nut, the knurled nut, the waffle washer and the second knurled nut that are at the top of the rod (photo 1 & 1A).STEP 2Lay the router on its back with the lock mechanism face up.
With your body against the base plate, and your hands on the router, pull the lock mechanism.The base will press against you and will start to slide off (photo 2).STEP 3When there is no pressure...