DEPTHOF CUT ADJUSTMENTS
See Figures 5, 6 and 7.
When routing a groove that is too deep to safely cut in
one pass, it is best to make the cut in several passes.
We recommend that cuts be made at a depth not
exceeding 1/8 in. and that several passes be made to
reach deeper cuts.
Proper depth of cut depends on several factors:
horsepower of router motor, type of cutter being used,
and type of wood being routed. A lightweight, low
horsepower router is designed for making shallow cuts.
A router with high horsepower rating can safely cut
deeper. Small bits, such as veining bits with 1/16 in.
cutting diameters, are designed to remove only small
amounts of wood. Large bits, such as straight-flute bits,
are made to remove larger amounts of wood in a single
pass. Cuts can be made deeper in soft woods, such as
white pine, than in tough hardwoods, like oak or maple.
Based upon these considerations, choose a depth of
cut that will not place excessive strain on router motor.
If you find that extra force is needed or that the motor
speed slows down considerably, turn off router and
reduce the depth of cut. Then, make the cut in two or
TO SET DEPTH
Unplug your router.
Failure to unplug your router could
result in accidental starting causing serious injury.
Raise cutter by depressing plunge lock release.
See Figure 5.
Adjust cutter until it is inside router subbase.
See Figures 5 and 6.
Place router on a flat surface.
Lower router until tip of cutter barely touches flat
surface. See Figure 7.
WITH RED UNE
DEPRESS TO RAISECUITER
TiP OF CUTrER
TOUCHING WORKPIECE =
Release plunge lock release to lock cutter at "zero"
depth of cut.
Note: If desired, adjust hex nut until it comes in
contact with stop flange, This will provide a positive
stop at "zero" depth of cut.