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I am just getting started with a router. Never owned one or used one. So starting from the beginning.

I have a used Ryobi BT3000 table saw with an accessory on the table that will allow a router to be attached. So I just purchased a Ryobi RE180PL router and I already have the accessory to attach it to the table saw. So as you can see, I am just getting under way with things.

Now that I have just purchased the router, I see they want me to buy a DEPTH CONTROL KNOB. Seems like they are always "selling". Question I have is-do I need this thing and if so, where can I purchase it?

Anyway, good to be on board. Thanks for having the Forum and Merry Christmas to you all!
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Hello Fred and welcome aboard. I am not familiar with the Ryobi routers, but I thought I would do a quick search for the "Optional Depth Control Knob". That was not an easy search, and I am usually pretty good at finding things. Anyway, at the link below, you will find an interesting article concerning the option depth control knob you seek, including the part number.

Sorry I couldn't be more help, but maybe someone will come along with more info for you.

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Thanks Darrin. Looks like another trip to HD. HD is where I purchased the router and a set of bits. I just bought a set of bits that had an assortment of types in it not knowing what kind of bits were the ones I realy needed. Do you have any "favoriate" bits that you use quite often?

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Thanks BJ for all the handy web sites.

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Your Welcome Fred, and thanks most don't say anything about them..

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Do you have any "favoriate" bits that you use quite often?

Thanks again.

Fred
Fred,
I'm kinda of new at this myself and I'm still building my assortment of bits. Of the ones I have the ones I use the most right now are:

Flush Trim
Ogee
1/2" Round Over

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welcome -- if you are new to woodworking and "routers" look over the thousands of videos available on line and practice practice practice -- use small diameter bits to start with and learn the sound and feel of feeding the wood safely into the bit -- then decide
what may improve your skills --
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Hi Fred

I would suggest you get the set below, at 2.66 ea. it's hard to beat, it has most of the bits will will need right off the bat plus some..

MLCS 15 Piece Router Bit Sets

1/2" SHANK SET
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MLCS 15 Piece Router Bit Sets

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Thanks BJ. I did purchase a 1/4" set from HD when I purchased the router. But if I get into heaver stuff, I assume I will need a 1/2" set so I did go ahead and ordered it.

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