Dewalt Router 618 depth adjustment ring hard to turn

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Forum topic by DW833 posted 04-30-2013 09:51 AM 1296 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-30-2013 09:51 AM

Recently started using a Dewalt 618 router. I find that the depth adjustment ring is so hard to turn that I don’t bother. Looked through the manual but don’t see anything I’m missing. Any ideas on what I should check so I can use the ring.

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 10:38 AM

The motor lever is unlocked, correct?
Be weary of the 618. Great plunge base, but unreliable motors. The magnetic speed control ring will shatter and you’ll be left with a single (full) speed router.

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