Shank depth with template guide
I’m 100% new to owning my own router, esp a plunge and router table. Most I did was 18 years ago in high school woodshop…
I’m trying to setup a jig/guide and not sure why my bit doesn’t come out past the guide and deep enough for depth requirements.
I am using a Bosch 1617 fixed/plunge. Have a skill ra900 table. I HAD the Harbor freight jig/HF brand PC guides and a 1/4 shank 1/2″ dovetail bit that’s 2inch long. I can get the bit to come out of the guide only if I pull out the shank from the collet, NOT a good idea. The collet hits the PC guide….
Any tips would be great, tried Google but don’t see what I’m missing, tried fixed base and plunge, same results obviously… Templates require plunge ?