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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2015, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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I have a question about my new 1101 Makita Router. I am a newbie so excuse my question. Are you supposed to zero out the collet on the router while in the base OR are you supposed to put the bit in the collet and then insert the motor into the base. There does not seem anywhere near a full inch to ratchet the motor down (after undoing the latch) and setting the ring at 0 to drop the collet to insert a bit.


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I have a question about my new 1101 Makita Router. I am a newbie so excuse my question. Are you supposed to zero out the collet on the router while in the base OR are you supposed to put the bit in the collet and then insert the motor into the base. There does not seem anywhere near a full inch to ratchet the motor down (after undoing the latch) and setting the ring at 0 to drop the collet to insert a bit.


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Chris you bought a great first router that will last a life time. I was wondering did you buy the fixed base Makita router or the kit with both a fixed and a plunge base? If you have only the fixed base the video "Semipro" posted is correct. If you also have the plunge base install the router bit and zero it against your work piece. In your instructions it should tell you how to set the depth of cut. If you don't have the plunge base for your router do your self a favor when you can and buy one. Christmas isn't that far away.

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Not an expert router operator here, but the video confused me. I believe he said that he set the bit at "about" a half inch? Maybe OK for that bit, but not very precise for most bits? Am I missing something here?
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"Expert Village?" This guy doesn't know the difference between a thumb screw and a locking lever? The video confused me too Keith.

Chris, the first thing to do is forget about any numbers on the setting ring. These rings move and that will throw off your measurement. Buy some brass set up bars. The 4" long set from Whiteside is my favorite and available from many sources online including Woodcraft. If you are a "I want to see the numbers" kind of guy there are several different devices available for setting the bits height. Both ways work and you should use the one you are most comfortable with. This should be a top priority for you.

Get out your manual and see what Makita says is the required amount of your router bits shank to have inside the collet. This varies by manufacturer; you can always insert a bit further but you must be sure to have the minimum amount inserted.

You are best off when you put your motor into the sub base and install the bit. Less chance of putting a nick in the bit this way. This Saturday I will be doing a photo shoot of how to adjust your bits height. It will be posted soon. Your Makita adjusts like the PC 7518 so watch for those photos.

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Get The Router Book by Bill Hylton. You can get it used on Amazon. It will really help you figure out what that great tool will do. Videos help, but the book won't keep moving on even though you missed something, the way videos do. Hylton has another more recent book called Router Magic, but I don't think its as easy to understand as the first one.

At any rate, glad you're joining in the fun!

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