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    Milwaukee 5615, 5616-24 Depth Stop Fix

    I have to look really hard to find anything I don't like about my Milwaukee routers. The depth stop knob bugs me. You can get it plenty tight but, you have to grab it with the very tips of your fingers.Drill a dimple in the top of the plastic knob and use a punch to tap out the brass fastener. Mix up about a half-a-pea size drop of epoxy and glue on an L-Knob.

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    Now I can get it plenty tight with just a firm nudge, No more sore pinkies.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 06-18-2012 at 11:55 PM.
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    one more time the jig man came threw again
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    This Bradley guy is a prolific jig-maker.
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    Great tip Glenn i can think of several of these situations.
    In my view the issue these days has to do with the way they using a flat to hold a round. I believe they should have a floating insert in the hole shaped to a half noon so it presses against the whole half of the shaft one is trying to clamp. Then the force required on the screw would not need such tightness.
    Value engineering struck again i guess but you showed em.

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