I bought a record 071 router (equal to stanley 71) $150 + shipping, from a tool fixer upper guy, so some cost was for reliability (though some $$ because these are now ‘collectable’). Making housing dadoes for my bench (rebuilding it to use Paul’s apron instead of current threaded rod reinforced aprons, another story on that), I found the adjuster dial keeps the cutter too high so it can’t make the 5/8″ depth of the dado, even without a wood base attachment. To get around this I disengaged the cutter from the depth dial and slid the cutter down so it is held only by the set screw. Is this the correct usage in this situation, or is there some other solution to getting more depth? It seemed to work (eg. I have a dado produced) but don’t want to mess up the router by wearing out the set screw etc if that is an issue.
- This topic was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by Brian A. Reason: (edited post to make title more specific)
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