|Forum topic by Thomas Keefe||posted 1737 days ago||706 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
1737 days ago
I have a plunge router I use to cut mortises. I have noticed that there is some “wobble” in the plunge mechanism so that sometimes the bit does not go straight down. If I push a little more on one handle than the other, the bit will veer off the vertical a bit. Thus, my mortise might not end up exactly where I want it. It is generally not off by more than 1/16-1/32”.
My question is: Is this common for plunge routers or are some very precise, i.e., the bit always goes straight down. Is there some type of adjustment to the router that can be made to reduce this problem?