Hi Please Please help.
I have always loved routers and the things that they are capable to do with them.
As a gift my wife bought me a Ryobi router table,On the box it says it can be used with 98% of most routers.
My daughter bought me a Macalister 1500w router,I couldn't believe my luck.
The holes in the table and router line up,but when the router is attatched to the table the bit on the router does not come through the router table to do anything.I have the told the bit should be in the router all the way then just pulled out a couple of mill,is that right.
I'm sorry to bother you and as you can see I am not that educated in this sort of thing
Hope some one understands what I am trying to say and hope they can help.
On reading your post, it seems to me that the fault is in the setup - not the fault of the router.
As Mike said, do not insert the cutter ALL the way into the collet. Some collets will take up to 50mm before they touch bottom., then there is no cutter left to protrude out from the base plate.
I checked the Triton TRA001 and also the Makita 3612C
The Triton is approx. 27mm from the top of the collet to the shaft and the Makita is approx. 60mm.
There is a significant difference. Other routers may vary even more.
I would insert the cutter about 20mm into the collet. That should be enough as the full collet will grip the shank of the cutter.
What size cutter are you using. A cutter with a blade length of, say, 3/4" will not protrude very far is set deep into the collet.
Very few members need or use an extension collet for use in the router table.
What model router table is it and also what model router.