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Moron
11-20-2006, 02:49 PM
Ok so I have a ryobi plunge router and today is my first time to use it and Im using 1/4" router bits and have to use an adapter which came with the router. Now my problem is it says to bottom out the bit in the thing but I dunno what that means? Any help? I am confused the instructions are worthless and have no pictures

ramos
11-20-2006, 02:54 PM
Welcome to the hole :) It means push the bit in the arbor or chuck ( place where the bit goes ) as far as it will go . Sounds like according to them the shank ( un sharp end) will bottom out in the arbor :)

Moron
11-20-2006, 03:00 PM
But when I drop it in and tighten the bolt down and flip the router over the bit falls right out. Its really confusing me

ramos
11-20-2006, 03:03 PM
But when I drop it in and tighten the bolt down and flip the router over the bit falls right out. Its really confusing me



Sure your using the right collet ( the little insert that goes in the arbor ) ? Sounds like your using a collet that is too big for the bit's shank :)

Moron
11-20-2006, 03:04 PM
They both say 1/4" hmmm gonna go look for any bigger bits and try them

ramos
11-20-2006, 03:05 PM
Does the diameter of the whole in the collets look the same , or is one smaller ? :)

Moron
11-20-2006, 03:07 PM
Does the diameter of the whole in the collets look the same , or is one smaller ? :)

The bit looks a bit smaller but says1/4x5/8 on the bit and the router manual says its a 1/4" adapter. Now the adapter has a small flange on one end. What side of the bolt does that go on? The cutting side or router side? Do you understand what im asking?

ramos
11-20-2006, 03:12 PM
Kind of like a mushroom shape on the adapter ? I'm trying to picture what your talking about :)

Moron
11-20-2006, 03:13 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/kinkbyk3s/g.jpg

ramos
11-20-2006, 03:15 PM
The end with out the flange goes into the router arbor . Then the collet nut should go over top , and screw down and tighten the collet :)

Moron
11-20-2006, 03:16 PM
The bad part is the adapter wont fit into the arbor part. I can put my finger in there and feel how it kinda bows in the middle making the thing not fit

ramos
11-20-2006, 03:21 PM
WHat's the model number of your router ? I will look it up :)

Moron
11-20-2006, 03:23 PM
Model ZRRE180PL
and my bits are Model A25RS12 at homedepot.com

ramos
11-20-2006, 03:29 PM
Your right there instructions **** . They say to put the adapter in the collet nut then tighten it down . :(

Does the adapter have an end with slits in it ? Kind of looks like crosshairs . Try that end towards the cutting side :)

Moron
11-20-2006, 03:32 PM
Both ends have three slits on it that run the whole length of the adapter

ramos
11-20-2006, 03:39 PM
Jeebus ryobi makes chit complicated :D Not the bits , they are 1/4" shank. I have the same kit . Something must be wrong with that collet adapter :)