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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.
Thanks

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Each router has different specifications for how far the bit should be inserted. Read your owners manual for the recommended setting. A good rule of thumb is the bit must be inserted so it fills the collet, more if possible. When you mounted your router did you remove the sub base plate? This is a step that should be followed with most tables.

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Yes I removed the Sub base plate,I will check the specs.
thanks for the reply.
(Sorry for the duplication This is all new to me so got a bit confused.
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Hi Andy,

I got a router collet extension from Axminster that I will use in my router table. This should allows the bit to reach above the table.
Since this is my first post here, I'm not allowed to link directly but you should be able to find it if you search Axminster's homepage. I'm also sure similar extensions are available from other vendors as well.

As an additional benefit, an extension like this should make it possible to go high enough so that I can swap bits above the table and don't have to dismount the router each time. (I say "should" since the table is still under construction and I have not been able to test it properly in real life yet.)

I also got an additional ER20 collet so that I can use 8 mm bits as well as 12 mm and 1/2" bits.

I hope this helps.
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Hi Krister,
Thanks very much for the information,thats brilliant.I did not realise the some routers are not realy suitable to go onto a router table.I will do some enquiring.
Thanks real appreciate it

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Not really haapy because when we were looking a Routers in our local DIY store (B&Q) I asked if this Router would be suitable to fit to a router table and we were told yes all theses routers will fit to the Ryobi router table.
I have just rang them and told them what I was told,and to use it with a table I needed to buy a router collet extension costing 49 +
They told me the person who sold the router no longer works here so there is no proof that we were told that.
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Last week I brought a Ryobi table and a Ryobi router which was listed for the table. Same problem you had, and the manuals for the table or the router did not address anything about the problem.. Go to Amazon and search for a bit collet extension.
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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.
Thanks

Tex
Hi Tex.

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.

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