Router

  • US 6,991,008 B2
  • Filed: 04/23/2004
  • Issued: 01/31/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A router supportable by a support member, the support member having a top surface on which a workpiece is supportable, the router being supportable below the support member on an underside of the support member, the router comprising:

  • a base engageable with the support member below the support member and having a base aperture defined therethrough;

    a motor housing movably supported by the base;

    a motor supported by the motor housing and operable to drive a tool element;

    an adjustment mechanism supported by at least one of the base and the motor housing for adjusting a position of the motor housing relative to the base and for adjusting a depth of cut of the tool element, the adjustment mechanism having a first shaft connected to one of the base and the motor housing and rotatable about an axis, the first shaft having a first portion engageable by an operator to rotate the shaft and a second portion aligned with the base aperture and positioned above the first portion when the router is supported below the support member, the adjustment mechanism also having an actuator and a position indication ring, the actuator being couplable to the first portion and rotatable relative to the housing to allow an operator to manually rotate the first shaft, the position indication ring being couplable to the first portion, surrounding the first shaft, and including a plurality of position indicating markings for indicating depth adjustment positions; and

    a second shaft having an actuator portion engageable by an operator and an engaging portion engageable with the second portion of the first shaft, the engaging portion being insertable through the base aperture from above the underside of the support member to engage the second portion of the first shaft.

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