Back at it, and I need to make some frame and panel doors using rail and stile bits. Now, I *do* have set up blocks for the bits, and they get me "fairly" close, but as we've learned to our pain, "fairly" ain't gonna cut it when Doorlink's involved!
So, I thought of getting one of these for my router lift: http://www.wixey.com/remote/index.html
That way, when I get a good set up, I could just jot down the setting, to the thousandth of an inch (close enough, even for Doorlink!) and just return to the setting anytime I need to.
But then I thought to myself "Hmmm... we're told never to bottom out a bit in a router collet." Why that is, I have no idea, but I always bottom out the bit, pull it up a little, and tighten. The problem is that "pull it up a little" would destroy any possibility of repeatable accuracy! I'd have to zero out the thing every time I changed bits, and previous settings would be useless!
Any thoughts on this subject?