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Posted: 11/05/19 09:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Flipping the latch open, reveals an adjustment screw that will make sure the base is held tightly when closed.



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Posted: 11/05/19 09:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With the latch flipped open, you can see the screw which allows for minute adjustments of the base, both up or down.



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Pushing down on the left side releases the screw and then the entire base can be slid up or down easily for a rough adjustment, and then finish off with the little screw mechanism for final depth.



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Posted: 11/05/19 09:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They even give you a wrench to change the router bit, and the other end is for adjusting the little screw to make sure the base is tightly fastened when the little flap is pushed shut.

When properly adjusted, the base fits tightly and will not move in any direction.

Like I said, I wish I had bought this sooner.



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I have and use the original blue Ryobi router, which I believe was made to compete with the corded Roto-Zip, which I also have, and performs well in that role. So it was not meant to be a 'precision' router, which your new one appears to be. Very nice!

Early on I recognized the base was a bit anemic and made a 3" base from clear plastic, which attaches to the round base with 3 clamps. The main criticism I have of the old one is the lack of precision in adjusting the depth of cut, which your new one does very well.


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fulltimin wrote:

How do you like my door hinges? (Sort of).



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The door told me it was cold, so I put another coat on it. Lol.

I figured, why not. One last coat of clear Por 15 for the outside.



If you plan to "dutchize" your door you will need 4 hinges.

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PastorCharlie wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

How do you like my door hinges? (Sort of).



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The door told me it was cold, so I put another coat on it. Lol.

I figured, why not. One last coat of clear Por 15 for the outside.



If you plan to "dutchize" your door you will need 4 hinges.




You betcha! Lol. Not going to cut that in half yet, but that is the plan. As of this fall, I am just interested in getting this buttoned up with no air leaks. Installing the door, will accomplish that for now.

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Finally managed to get the door mounted today. No, I didn't use any special screws yet. First step in the right direction. No, I don't have a door latch yet to secure the left side.



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I finally got to use my new, little, cordless Ryobi router today. I must say, as I said last night. I wish I had bought that sooner. Oh well, at least I have it now.

I had to trim some excess 1/4" plywood so I would install the door today. It did a very nice job, and only weighs a couple of pounds, with the battery installed.

It is very easy to handle, and with the extra size base, much more stable than the little old blue one I had.

Who knows, maybe I'll add a slightly larger base plate. What little bit I did get to use it today, I was very happy with it. It will only take 1/4" bits, which is just fine.

It does not have near the power my Porter Cable does, but for a lot of jobs, this will do just fine. YeeHaw!!!

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Getting there ;-)

I just noticed the headlights on your PT are pretty badly weathered. With all the tools at hand, why don't you polish them clear again? It will make a difference in the dark & wet months ahead.

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Quick question. Are you planning on making a screen for that door? Or are you going to use one of those magnetic ones?


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