Intro and a noob question
I finally got a new router after using a 20 year Makita I got as a hand me down. That one was fixed bas, single speed, and fairly simple.
I bought a Milwaukee 56-14 and am trying to learn how to use it. My first job was to use a large 1/2" thumbnail bit to rout the edge of a table top. I basically bought the router for this part of my project as it had only a 1/4" collet.
I was learning to use the stepped off plunging mechanism for gradually deeper cuts, but when I went to put my bit in, it wouldn't fit through the sub base.
So my dumb question, do I need to buy another sub base? Is there more than one? Is this an issue with Milwaukee router or all? I ended up putting the fixed base back on and doing it that way, changing the depth with the adjustment screw.
Just wondering if I am missing something obvious.