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I recently bought a Ryobi RE-1200 Router and RT-800 table, to improve my workshop setup with my smaller; portable router (Sparky 500W). What a pleasure to work with this table rather than my crude wooden setup!
However, true to my nature, I try to improve continually, e.g.
a. I made some simple push sticks and feather boards, a permanent wooden table extension (37mm (1.5") width parallel to the fence), onto which I can clamp jigs, feather boards and guides. I also use a simple hardwood slide that fits into the (groove) recess parallel to the fence, into which I drilled a nail to act as spill-point for routing circles. This simple tool works very well; also on my disk sander.

Next I found that my Ryobi router is too hard to adjust vertically; so I am now investigating how to remove the springs and adjust the router height easier.
There are some ideas for a vertical lift on the internet, but I still explore how to do this most cost-effectively yet safely. Now that I found 'routerforums.com', I may glean more appropriate insight into a simple yet effective vertical lift for my Ryobi router.
Hope to share some good ideas with you soon.

2014-03-10: Update - Thanks to some good guidance on this forum, I managed to remove the springs; what an improvement! The separate thread refers...need a URL. Thanks for friendly & beneficial cooperation on this forum, guys(&girls?). I'm looking forward to learn more from you and also sharing my own insight; many a time gained through some trial & error. :-)

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A warm welcome from Wilderness, Johan - if you're ever down our way, look up the George Woodworkers at the Outeniqua Farmers Market on a Saturday a.m. Rob
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Hi, Mike. Look forward to learn from your vast inputs.
Please see my 2014-03-10: Update.
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Hi, John
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Please see my 2014-03-10: Update.
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Hi, Rob. Thanks for your friendly welcome & invite. I hope to see you some time in the Wilderness.
Please see my 2014-03-10: Update.
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