2 Bosch Routers broken in same place

G'day,
We have 2 Bosch routers, GOF 1300 ACE models (i think they have a different model designation in the US), that have a pivoting lever mechanism to lock the spindle to change router bits. Well in the space of 3 weeks the section of the casting that the pivot for this lever fits into has snapped off.
Anyone else have this problem.
Thanks, Grant.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Nope, but I use wrenches.

different
section
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
No, but I stay away from two things: Bosch tools and Pella windows. Have a Bosch laminate trimmer that broke immediately (adjustment mechanism) then the replacement broke immediately, and they were arrogant about it.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Well they are the school's routers. We have 2 Makita 3612C's and bought the Bosch routers a while ago because some students found the weight of the Makitas too much and the Bosch ones seemed good at $300AU at the time and with a distinct difference in weight. So i also have to try and fit the money for repairs or replacement into our faculty budget.
I'm leaning towards getting 2 smaller 1/4" plunge routers instead of paying $150AU to repair each router because they have to replace the whole casting.
Thanks, Grant.

different
section
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

the
paying
casting.
If you do go to a couple small routers, don't go cheap. I learned the hard way. 2 cheap ones, and 1 1/2 years later, both were broke.
Some of the kids have no respect for tools, and try to break them.
How do I know? I'm a high school shop treacher , too. -- Jim in NC
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.