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I have a brand new router model 1001 t2 i tried to put a cutoff bit inthere with a 3/8" diameter and i could adjust the guard up and down full range. then i tried to use a 3/8" roundover bit and when i tried to adjust the height of the guard the bit was too big in diameter to fit in the hole in the base plate . the bit is 11/4" do i need a different base plate for bigger bits?

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  • rbbailey May 24, 2009

    how do i change the bit on a porter cable 1001-tz router



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You can buy a replacement base with a larger diameter hole for larger bits from Rockler, Woodcraft, Kentec, etc. I bought the clear plastic style for greater visibility.

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You proably need a router table to use a1 1/4 bit safely

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