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Router R181FB1 depth adjustment jammed how do I release this

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Here is the operation manual for that model.
It tells you how to adjust the depth of your cut.

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SOURCE: ryobi router model r181fb1

im not familiar with that router but most have below the bit two nuts that you use wrenches to loosen. some have a pin to lock the spindle in place

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Having difficulty seting bit depth

I'm not familiar with that brand, but no, normally you need only loosen the lock so the router can move up and down, and either twist it or plunge it into the correct position, lock it, check the depth, repeat.
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Ryobi router model r181fb1

im not familiar with that router but most have below the bit two nuts that you use wrenches to loosen. some have a pin to lock the spindle in place

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