|Forum topic by Matt Przybylski||posted 12-21-2011 12:18 AM||2887 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-21-2011 12:18 AM
So, I set my plunge router so that the bit is touching a flat surface then went on to make an extra setting from there for 1 1/8” based on pressing the router down on the plate + MDF template. However, the bit will not reach all the way down to the top of the table so therefore I cannot route that opening properly. Before you chastise me :) I’m new to woodworking as some of you may already know based on my previous posts on here so please, if someone could explain to me what the proper setup for this would be that’d be greatly appreciated.
I’ve thought about going to Rockler and picking up the Router Xtreme Xtension (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=11074&filter=router%20xtension) but that’s $70 (I do have a 20% off coupon) and I’d rather not have to plunk down the cash for that. Should I be purchasing a different bit thats longer? Am I doing something wrong? Is my router just incapable of making that deep a cut?
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