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Hi everyone,
I am new to woodworking and have just acquired a router table.

I am still experimenting with it and have found that I have difficulty in setting exact (mm range) router bit depth/height, e.g. say, cutting a 5mm deep dado).
Could someone please inform me about ready made (but not prohibitively costly) router bit depth/height setting gadgets available on the market?
Of course, I would also be interested in any DIY information.

Thanks for your help in advance
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Depending on your set up, you probably have depth adjustment on your router. Take a good look around the body of your router. I'm not sure if you're using a plunge or fixed base. Either one has built in adjustment. My Bosch 1617 is accurate to 1/64 of an inch (~0.4mm).
 

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Hi Co-Woodworkers,
Thanks to all of you for very fast and informative response.
I think I 'll go for the digital version offered by Sauter. The price is very reasonable, and the tool seems to be easy to use.
I have caliper but depending upon the bit diameter and the form of the blade I didn't feel comfortable with the measurement accuracy. Also, although the router has a scale for height adjustment but since the router is fixed under the table top it is rather tedious to adjust the height with caliper.
Thanks again for yr. help
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Brass set up bars work just fine.
 

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"Of course, I would also be interested in any DIY information."
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No way to predict the x & y of a cut on your sample by the position of the cutter!
Measure the work, not the cutter height.
The cutter dynamics, feed rate, relative waste/rev., properties of the work, sharpness of cutter and so on, determine the practical depth of cut.
Learn how to measure the work; that does, usually, require a mike or caliper.
Metro tools in pix 5.
 
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