I recently went digging through my late Grandfather’s garage and found a practically new Craftsman 1 1/2hp router with the box, but no instructions. I decided to buy a small router table at a local box store knowing it wasn’t anything great but just something to try my hand at for the time being. I finally got around to using it today. I’m finally finishing the cabinet doors I’ve been putting off for months, and decided to route the dadoes using the table. For some reason though I’m finding I know less about using routers than I thought. I figured out how to install it into the table, put the straight bit in, and raise and lower the bit by turning the “dial wheel” on the motor base. The problem I’m running into, is that after I get to a certain depth, the whole collar and bit drop a bit. Unfortunately for me, it’s right at the depth I need to lock it in at to make these dadoes. I’ve looked online, and the instruction book for this router is no longer available, always my luck. Oh well, if I can’t figure it out soon, back to the table saw I guess.
-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana