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Yesterday I brought a Ryobi router RE180-1PL, and a Ryobi table. Today I put the table together and installed the router, and installed a bit. The bit doesn"t come above the plate. The router is a plunge type and is one of the ones listed for that table. The bit is a Skil and the only way I can get it come above the plate is not to put it all the way in the collet. The bit has a 1/4" shaft and the router takes 1/2" and 1/4" with a bushing which came with the router. Are the Ryobi bits longer?
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Hi Harvey.

Firstly, welcome to the forum.

Secondly, check that you do not have the depth stop fully open. I have done this in the past and could not work out why the plunge was not working.

I had a similar problem with my Ryobi ERT241200 not long ago. I lubricated the columns with a silicone spray and gave it a good push.....seemed to fix it.....I could not work out what caused the problem.

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Harvey
Welcome to the forum.

I have the same router with an older ryobi table and had the same problem you have.
I researched collet extensions and ended up with a router technologies ex-2080 I got on amazon. It is a heavy piece, has 1/4 turn bit release using an allen wrench (others I looked at used 2 wrench's). I've been using it for about 2 years with no problems. No vibration or runout that I can detect.
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ME5269 Thanks I ordered one today at amazon the plate on the table is just too thick
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Mount the router on a plate rebated into the table and you will only lose the thickness of the plate. By the way, have you removed the plastic sub-base which is normal when mounting under a table. The 2" plunge of your router should be fine for 99% of your routing, a collet extension being un-necessary except for occasional very deep routing.
There are heaps of threads on the forum showing the correct way to mount a router in a table.

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