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  1. Table-mounted Routing
    I have a Makita 3601B mounted to my router table. Bit changing requires two wrenches (and two hands...) and is not possible from the top. I solved it by machining a special wrench-shaped handle, cut from a 3 mm steel plate using a jigsaw and metal blade. To change the bit, using the router...
  2. General Routing
    The dumbest question of all! How do I remove the router bit from mt 1617EVS Bosch router. I have the user guide, but the instructions just don't work. When I turn what I think is the collet chuck counter-clockwise, it rises about 1/4 inch and then won't move. The bit does not loosen...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Been in woodworking for years, but have always had hidden passion for my router. After a disability forcibly retired me, I found myself taking shortcuts to save money. Not a good idea on safety, lesson learned. It hit the top of my dado bit, took 10 stiches, but so thankful, it was not the side...
  4. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    I'm trying to route a small slot 1/16" wide, 3/4" long, and at least 3/8" deep. I've found 1/16" bits, but the cutters are not long enough to cut 3/8" deep. Anyone have a source for a longer 1/16" bit, or have a different suggestion of how I could make this type of slot in an open face of the...
  5. General Routing
    Hello, new to the site and already found some really valuable information. I am not new to woodworking, worked in a custom cabinet shop a number of years ago, but didn't learn as much as I would have liked. Slow economy=layoff. So here's my dilemma, I just purchased the Craftsman router combo...
  6. Table-mounted Routing
    I picked up the Bosch 84624MC at my local Lowes since I needed to cut a few tongue and groove joints for some closet shelving. The usage is pretty straight forward except when it comes to cutting the "groove" part of the joint. The first time I used it, I didn't have a wrench/socket handy to...
  7. Tools and Woodworking
    I have a reliant DD34 3/4" wood shaper from 1996. I need to convert it to take router bits. I have the needed router collets for this machine, but I can't remember how to attach them? Is there anybody who knows how to do this? Or perhaps has a manual. Thanks!
  8. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    I'm building an built-in entertainment center/bookshelf unit, and am currently working on the raised panel doors for the base cabinets. This is my first try at raised panel doors, and it seems to be going pretty well. I bought a custom door edge router bit to dress the edges of the doors, and...
  9. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    How do I know when my bit needs sharpening - and is it even worht sharpening as opposed to simply getting a new one?
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