|Forum topic by Adamal||posted 12-08-2012 08:25 PM||760 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-08-2012 08:25 PM
I’ve got what’s prolly a stupid question, but I’m pretty new to routers.
I’ve got an old Stanley router which I’ve had for 15 years. The few times I’ve used it, it was with small 1/4” shank bits and I never had a problem. I’m in the middle of a bookcase project and I bought a large chamfer bit with a 1/2” shank and when I put it in, I got really confused.
The opening in the router base isn’t large enough for the bit to go through so I can’t adjust the depth to get the size chamfer I need. Right now, all I’m doing is chamfering the edges of the fence on a cross-cut sled that I’m making. Later I’ll be using it on my bookcase.
Here’s a pic of what I mean:
Am I just an idiot? Shouldn’t I be able to drop the base down to get whatever size chamfer I want? Or do I just have a screwy old router.