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  1. Attach the Z-Bracket to the Router-Mount using 3 x M8-Cap-Head-8mm Bolts. The Z-Bracket and Router-Clamp will be flush and perpendicular when registered in the recess.
    • Attach the Z-Bracket to the Router-Mount using 3 x M8-Cap-Head-8mm Bolts.

    • The Z-Bracket and Router-Clamp will be flush and perpendicular when registered in the recess.

  2. Insert 8 x M5-Button-Head-12mm Bolts through the Z-Bracket Partially thread a M5-Drop-In-Tee-Nut onto the end of each bolt.
    • Insert 8 x M5-Button-Head-12mm Bolts through the Z-Bracket

    • Partially thread a M5-Drop-In-Tee-Nut onto the end of each bolt.

    • These will be used in the next step when mounting to the Z-Axis extrusion.

  3. Reference the correct face of the Height-Reference-Tool for your router. 50.00mm - Katsu/DeWalt/Makita Routers.
    • Reference the correct face of the Height-Reference-Tool for your router.

    • 50.00mm - Katsu/DeWalt/Makita Routers.

    • 17.60mm - Mafell/Kress/Festool Spindles.

    • Attach the Height-Reference-Tool to the bottom of the Z-Axis extrusion using 2 x M5-Button-12mm Bolts and 2 x M5-Drop-In-Tee-Nuts.

    • The Height-Reference-Tool should be pushed up as high as possible.

    • Do not overtighten the 2 x M5-Button-12mm Bolts and 2 x M5-Drop-In-Tee-Nuts as the Height-Reference-Tool will be removed in Step 4.

  4. With the 4 threaded holes on the Router-Clamp facing downwards, make sure the Z-Bracket is sitting fully on the Height-Reference-Tool. Fix the Router Mount Assembly to the Z-Axis extrusion.
    • With the 4 threaded holes on the Router-Clamp facing downwards, make sure the Z-Bracket is sitting fully on the Height-Reference-Tool.

    • Fix the Router Mount Assembly to the Z-Axis extrusion.

    • Tighten the 8 x M5-Button-Head-12mm Bolts inserted previously. Insure the M5-Drop-In-Tee-Nuts are engaged with the Z-Axis Extrusion

    • Once the Router Mount Assembly is attached, remove the Height-Reference-Tool.

    • The Height-Reference-Tool is no longer needed but will come in handy for measuring endmill stickout using the etched rulers.

  5. Insert the  Router / Spindle into the Router-Clamp and tighten the clamp using the M8-Cap-Head-25mm Bolt. For Katsu/Makita/Dewalt Routers position it with the collet flush with the bottom of the Z-Axis.
    • Insert the Router / Spindle into the Router-Clamp and tighten the clamp using the M8-Cap-Head-25mm Bolt.

    • For Katsu/Makita/Dewalt Routers position it with the collet flush with the bottom of the Z-Axis.

    • For Mafell/Kress/Festool Spindles position the body flat on the top of the Router-Clamp.

    • Do not overtighten the Router-Clamp. It should be tightened no more than the point that the Router / Spindle can no longer be rotated by hand.

    • Any tighter and you will run the risk of pre-maturely wearing the brushes of the Router / Spindle.

  6. Dust-Shoe-Adaptors will be included in the 65mm (Katsu/Makita) and 43mm (Mafell/Kress/Festool) versions. The 65mm Dust-Shoe-Adaptor sits inside the Dust Shoe. The Dust Shoe is then clamped around the body of the Makita Router.
    • Dust-Shoe-Adaptors will be included in the 65mm (Katsu/Makita) and 43mm (Mafell/Kress/Festool) versions.

    • The 65mm Dust-Shoe-Adaptor sits inside the Dust Shoe. The Dust Shoe is then clamped around the body of the Makita Router.

    • Please follow the steps below to install the 43mm Dust-Shoe-Adaptor. This should only be installed if you have a Dust Shoe.

    • Attach the 43mm Dust-Shoe-Adaptor to the underside of the Router-Clamp using 4 x M5-Button-Head-5mm Bolts.

    • Clamp the Dust Shoe around the circular portion of the Dust-Shoe-Adaptor.

    • There is adjustment to move the Dust Shoe up and down,

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