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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 01-24-2020 11:29 PM 490 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2020 11:29 PM

I know this might seem like a crazy question but I have the bosch evs1617 router mounted on a bosch router table,,and I cant seem to get the bit to raise high enough,,,,unless of course I raise it out of the collet a lot which is dangerous,,i have got the twist knob raised as high as as I can get it and even took the router out of the housing and pushed all the way to the top as far as it would go,,and it still isn’t high enough,,im not the smartest person so any help would be appreciated,,,i honestly do better using a router hand held

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#1 posted 01-24-2020 11:37 PM

High enough for what? Getting wrenches on it? To cut the desired profile?


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#2 posted 01-25-2020 12:13 AM

did you remove the plastic router base for more clearance

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#3 posted 01-25-2020 02:39 AM

What style bit are you using and are you trying to raise the base of the bit cutter above the table surface? How about a picture of what you are trying. I have that same router table mounted and never have had any heigth adjustment issues.

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#4 posted 01-25-2020 03:51 AM

I have the same router on a table. There are 3 height “ranges” on it. Are you sure you have it in the “lowest” position – meanin lowest as if you were using it as a hand held router. If you have it in the highest (as a hand held) thhe bit won’t get much above the table heoght.

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#5 posted 01-25-2020 05:02 AM

Post a picture. Which base, plunged or fixed? Assuming you are using the fixed base in the table. Depth stop engaged?

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#6 posted 01-25-2020 05:28 PM

As others have said, a picture or two would be helpful. I have the same router on a Kreg router table…but the table doesn’t really matter here.

If your router is mounted under the table currently (power switch on left) you’ll see the depth rotatey thing (yes, that’s the technical term). In order for that to do anything you have to disengage the gray lever just above and to the left of that knob. Hopefully this makes sense…

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#7 posted 01-25-2020 05:54 PM

I had the same problem with a DeWalt router and solved it with an Eliminator Quick Change Router Chuck. Link is as follows:

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#8 posted 01-25-2020 06:49 PM

Plunge stop blocking? Removed mine for table use, subbase too.

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#9 posted 01-25-2020 09:52 PM

That router while incredibly durable, has a tendency to get “stuck” in housing(fixed base). I had one for 15 years and just replaced it with the exact same.

I would take it completely out, clean it really well, and try again.

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