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Walt

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02-27-2019 12:06 AM

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I have a router with a bosh lift and router. I need to rout a 1/2 X 1/2 inch rabbit in cherry . The router lift will not lower the bit further than 1/2 inch from the table top. I do not want to take this cut at full depth how can I accomplish this. The bit is a 1/2 inch spiral upcut whitside bit.

Any suggestions would be welcome

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://[email protected]


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poospleasures

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#1 posted 02-27-2019 12:24 AM

Make a false top from some slick plywood then remove to make final cuts

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#2 posted 02-27-2019 01:59 AM



Make a false top from some slick plywood then remove to make final cuts

- poospleasures


Seems reasonable to me… 1/4” sheet should allow you to do it in two passes… Or maybe do 1/4” plywood + 1/8” sheet of dry erase board or equivalent slick surface…
Put on both, do one pass, remove plywood, do a 2nd pass, remove dry erase board so final pass.

Just make certain all of the false tops are well secured to your actual router top.

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#3 posted 02-27-2019 02:18 AM

Use the fence, you can make the rabbet at full depth but not full width. Sneak up on the width by moving the fence incrementally.

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#4 posted 02-27-2019 02:45 AM

hmm, Not enough information?

You say Bosch, so have to highlight something:
The Bosch fixed height router base is capable of clamping the motor assembly at several different heights. This will move the colet further from the base and will allow all but the tallest router bits to be flush with base.

Push the button under the adjustment caliper and motor clamp to unlock and change motor position up or down in fixed base.

Hope this helps.

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#5 posted 02-27-2019 07:06 AM

Yeah sounds like you are on the wrong depth stop. CaptainKlutz has you covered there. Just make sure to flip the lock open. I also usually make sure the depth adjuster is somewhat centered as well. Otherwise when you change the stop you may have to turn the depth adjuster all the way the other direction.

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#6 posted 02-28-2019 07:46 PM

Well I tried this and what I have is a bosh moter in a router lift. The adjustment is the same but there is only two hard stops for the motor to be mounted. One make the bit to high and the other restricts the travel to lower the bit. I ended up putting a 1/4 inch MDF over the table then pushing it into the bit until it hit the fence . Then cut the rabbits they came out very nice. Thank you for the recommendation I now know I will be router lift shopping


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#7 posted 03-01-2019 05:24 AM

That doesn’t really make sense to me Walt? For almost every use, you need to be able to set your router height or depth to any specific depth you might need, Is this mounted on a plunge router base perhaps? Looking at an online manual, it looks like it has a 2” range? Adjust the depth stop so that when you release the lock and plunge it hits the depth you need.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#8 posted 03-01-2019 06:00 AM

+1 Walt, Like Lazyman – your dilemma does not make sense to me either?

What is Whiteside bit PN you are using. I am curious to check my setup, maybe you have some really long version?

PS – I don’t use a lift. I use the above pictured Bosch fixed base upside down in a router table extension on my table saw. It has above table fine height adjustment via hex wrench, below table motor clamp adjustment, and never had any issue with adjustment range?
Strange….

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#9 posted 03-02-2019 09:51 PM

Hey Walt. Glad you found a work-around but I have that router and base and used to use it that way before I got a lift. You should be able to unlock that clamp and adjust it along with adjusting the height of the bit in the collet. If you were using it in the upright position as a hand held router if all things were as they should be you would be able to adjust the height of the bit and router to be between flush with the work surface and at least an inch or two in depth. Are you using some kind of super long 1/2” bit and collet? As someone else said, check your depth stops. Something isn’t right. You should have more than enough adjustment room to make it work.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#10 posted 03-03-2019 07:26 PM

The bit is a 1/2 inch shank and 1/2 inch diameter over all length is 3 inches. The Bosh. Moter is 2/12 hp moter that was purchased without any base. The router lift is an after market lift I can’t remember where I bought it. The lift mechanism looks the same but does not have hex wrench that you mention. I am considering a Jess-emm or a kreg router lift. That will give me better travel adjustment


+1 Walt, Like Lazyman – your dilemma does not make sense to me either?

What is Whiteside bit PN you are using. I am curious to check my setup, maybe you have some really long version?

PS – I don t use a lift. I use the above pictured Bosch fixed base upside down in a router table extension on my table saw. It has above table fine height adjustment via hex wrench, below table motor clamp adjustment, and never had any issue with adjustment range?
Strange….

- CaptainKlutz


-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://[email protected]

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#11 posted 03-03-2019 10:11 PM

A picture of your lift or mount might help us understand the problem.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#12 posted 03-10-2019 11:22 PM

The lift that was giving me trouble ( a Bosch 1171) is no longer a problem. I sold it and bought a rocker lift and table top. What a difference! It took me less than 30 min. To unbox the lift,table top and fence .the adjustment is fantastically easy and my most difficult bits to use in my old lift work perfectly. Why did I wait so long? Like most of us I tried to economize and it took me awhile to figure out paying for quality is not being reckless. I now can’t wait to start new project tha require the use of the router table

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://[email protected]

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#13 posted 03-11-2019 01:45 AM



That doesn t really make sense to me Walt? For almost every use, you need to be able to set your router height or depth to any specific depth you might need, Is this mounted on a plunge router base perhaps? Looking at an online manual, it looks like it has a 2” range? Adjust the depth stop so that when you release the lock and plunge it hits the depth you need.

- Lazyman


The router pictured here was the one giving me trouble.

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://[email protected]

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#14 posted 03-11-2019 05:02 PM

Buy a shorter bit.

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#15 posted 03-11-2019 07:47 PM

Looks to be the same base I have used mounted in a router table with bosch 1617evs, no height adj issues, but it sounds like you got yours solved Walt.

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