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lalkie

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09-21-2015 09:47 PM

I just purchased a joint matic (horizontal router jig) and have mounted it to the tubes of my 510. It is solid and the router seems to run fine. the only problem I have found is the distance from the face of the collet to the face of the fence on the joint matic is about .877. the shank of most of my router bits is about 1.15. this only leaves a small amount of the shank inside the collet. Does anyone else have one of these and have you experienced the same problem? Larry


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#1 posted 09-22-2015 01:21 PM

Any help would be appreciated on this. I am considering a collet extension for the router. Has anyone used an extension> Are there problems with run out? Thanks Larry

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#2 posted 09-22-2015 05:20 PM

I am not sure what that is but, maybe the issue is the router. Do you have your router totally plunged in or turned forward so the shaft is as close to the plate as possible?

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#3 posted 09-22-2015 11:21 PM

The face of the router collet does not go past the plastic disc on the base of the router. the mounting plate on the jig that the router bolts to is about 1 inch away from the fence that the board is run against. This takes up a lot of the router adjustment so you have to move the bit out of the collet to get more bit exposed. I have looked at plunge routers and they are designed the same way. Thanks for the response. Larry

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#4 posted 09-22-2015 11:56 PM

Maybe if you post a picture, others can chime in as well.

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#5 posted 09-24-2015 12:50 AM

Here are some pictures. the long black bar running just above the router is about 1 inch thick. Requiring the router to move this far before a bit can start cutting. Larry

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#6 posted 09-24-2015 02:44 PM

I was hoping someone that had experience with the joint-matic that could help me with my problem. I appreciate the responses I received. Larry

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#7 posted 09-24-2015 03:22 PM

It looks like the router screws into the silver base plate, if you undo the locking screw on the side can you screw the router in further?

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#8 posted 09-24-2015 06:13 PM

Ask this guy.

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#9 posted 09-24-2015 06:16 PM

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#10 posted 09-24-2015 11:06 PM

Shopsmith may have had there own bits. I will check. I called them once and they were not any help. Since I removed the red adjusting ring from the router it moves in far enough to use the entire bit if I need to. I will contact mrjinx if I can. He may have some good ideas. I appreciate the help. Larry

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#11 posted 11-20-2015 05:40 AM

The issue is your router. I’ve owned a couple Shopsmith Joint-Matic tools and have found that the Porter Cable 690 is the ideal router. Read mor about it on my blog: http://shopsmith-tool-hunter.blogspot.com/search/label/Jointmatic

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#12 posted 11-20-2015 03:38 PM

Thanks for the reply. I solved my problem by removing the thick adjuster ring and just pushing the router in and out. This gave me enough adjustment to clear the 1 inch dust collector area. I have made some box joints with the unit and it works well. I expect to work with the dove tail joints in the near future. Thanks Larry

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