Hello all - first time router user and poster...
I have 2 routers - One 1/4" shank craftsman (I've had for awhile and built a table top stand for it, but haven't used it until this week), and a new HF 1/2" shank router came with a table (didn't realize it was 1/2 when I bought it).
I had to buy a 1/2"-1/4" resize adapter for my 1/4" shank bits to work in the 1/2? router - and of course after having a problem I just broke down and bought 1/2" shank bits also.
So....My question is:
When I insert a bit (let's use the Roman Ogee as example) in either router, the bit goes all the way in and tightens.
BUT, when I raise the router to get the bit through the hole, the bit doesn't come all the way up through it. I know this because when I cut the Ogee, teh cut is only half way through the wood (the bevel cut).
I figured on my home made table stand I did something wrong, but on my new 1/2" shank router and table it's the same thing.
I find I have to raise the bit about 1/4 - 1/2" to get the whole Ogee pattern to cut on the wood.
Is this normal or do I have a defective router/table etc. or am doing something wrong and should just give up
Kinda lost with this router thing
Thanks in advance for any and all advice/assitance