quicker collet for bit changes?
First post, let me jump in with some questions..
I picked up a used bosch 1617 in a woodpecker lift, in an incra table w/ ultra jig. I dove in and started with their symetrical box joint template. Seems like it's going to work well, but I hit a couple issues:
I was using the the 'shop-stop' incrementaltools.com/INCRA_Shop_Stop_p/shopstop.htm and noticed the leading edge (not the red stop barK, but the gold part that mounts on the fence) protrudes slightly proud of the fence, and caused the parts to deflect a bit or bump when they came in contact. Not sure how I messed that up, it's a couple of plastic screws holding it to the fence. Anyone here ever had that problem? Prob a newb issue, but that's why I ask.
Next thing- had to change the bit. -DISCLAIMER- This next part will prob will get me beat up -DISCLAIMER- but 2 wrenches (16mm, 22? used adj wrenches) was hard to do reaching under the table, and easier but annoying above it. Are there special wrenches (thin?) for this? My other router is a festool 1400, and it has this nice clicky ratchet and one wrench. Any kind of quick change collets I could put on the bosch 1617?
I had some blowout on the front box side (1/2" baltic birch ply) initially, but I read though the directions (who knew they were useful?) and it said not to do the full height in one pass. Workflow question- do you just mark the finished height line on the pieces and then sneak up on them for the last pass? Seems like the more times you move the bit up and down the less repeatability you have.
I know, I know- new guys.