Not enought height adjustment
I ran out of adjustment while routing some stock for doors with glass panels. To cut the extended tenons, I needed to lower the Freud cutter to near table height. I couldn't do it. Even after repositioning the bit to its deepest (lowest) position in the collet, I still needed to lower the bit a little more.
This is the second time I have got myself into a bind. The first time, I couldn't set up the Freud raised panel cutter because the hole in the Rockler Group A plate isn't large enough for the bit to fit through.
As a workaround in both cases above, I attached a temporary table top made of 1/4 inch MDF. I cut the hole large enough so the big bit fit through and actually had to install it from above the table. The mdf "spacer" gave me just enough room to set up the cutter.
This evening, I had to do the same thing. By raising the work surface, I was able to lower the router enough to cut the tenons.
Do I need a lift or maybe a 3 1/4 Triton permanently mounted under the table? I don't have any experience with any type of lifts available on the market. The main question is will a lift allow more travel up and down for router positioning? It doesn't take long for frustration to set in. :-(
I need to come up with a fix because I will be making more raised panels before the year is out.
I am using the Bosch 1617 router.
Your suggestions, tips and advice appreciated.