I followed these basic procedures, as given in the users' manual.
However, my results were more like this:
1. Plunge to approximate depth. No problem. Lets say you want 1/4
inch depth of cut. Holding the plunge against the springs, you *may*
be able to get it accurate within 1/8 of an inch.
2. Lock it there. Again, no problem.
3. Turn the knob in the down direction until resistance. Yep,
everything good so far (and it does take a LOT of turning).
4. Now unlock the plunge. Okay, here is where I'm having problems. I
would like to put a 1/4 inch brass setup bar next to the bit to
microadjust at this point. However, as soon as I unlock the plunge,
the motor snaps back up to it's highest point. How can you fine-tune
your adjustment at this point?
I'm sorry if I'm beating this point to death, but either something is
wrong with my router - OR - this model has the worst depth adjustment
I've ever seen. I've now been to a few local stores (none of which
carry the 8529) and handled quite a few different routers. Every one
of them seem extremely simple and accurate to adjust. Unfortunately,
I'm already invested in the 8529, base plates, edge guides, table