I have a new router table (ryobi). I had to mount the router directly
to the table. (The mounting adaptors with the table would not fit. The
router is ryobi also. How can I ensure the bit is straigth and parallel
to the table?
Drill a hole the diameter of the shank in the top of a 2-inch cube of
wood. Put the bit in the hole and set the cube on its side. Check
the bottom of the cube with a machinist's square.
Alternatively, build a jig in which to rest the router horizontally
and put the bit in the router. Use a framing square to verify the
router's subbase is perpendicular to the table.
I assumed he meant the question I answered. :-) Although, as my
parents used to say, "any assumption is a bad assumption." Having said
Or maybe I should steer him toward a multirouter.
In any event, the OP said he was using regular accursed ryobi
abominations, so all bets are off. Asking how to determine whether any
ryobi tool is straight, square, or otherwise accurate is like asking
which boomerang can be best used as a straight-edge. Perhaps the
entire thread is moot.
Lest ye think I judge without speaking from experience, I actually
still have a ryobi fixed base boat anchor with a 1/4" collet. It was
an ill-advised purchase made in a fit of neophyte's blind tool-lust on
the same day I bought my delta benchtop table saw and benchtop jointer.
And while those two tools were quickly banished from the shop, the
boat anchor still collects dust in the corner, dust it did not it self
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