Bit not long enough on router table
I'm completely new to routing (and have very little wood work experience too), and have just built a 'router table'. My table is a sheet of MDF with a few holes in it clamped to my Workmate.
The problem I have is that the bit doesn't go high enough. I purchased a bit with a much longer shank, but you need to stick most of the shank in the collet. Only about 10mm of the shank sticks out. I want 1", but I'm about 3-4mm short. Does it matter if it's pulled out an extra 4mm past the line (I'll be going slowly to avoid putting too much stress on it)? My collet is 1/4" and I couldn't see any 1/4" extensions.
I have a 600W Bosch router which has a no-load speed of 33,000rpm. Most bits only allow up to 28,000rpm. Will the work ok with this router?