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Router bit is not square to router table

I have a craftsman router and rockler router table. I have a bit that I am using on the end of a piece wood. The bit cuts higher on one end and lower on the other, about a 1/32" difference over about 2-1/4". How do I square up the bit when attaching the router to the table insert? I guess I would use shims? and yes the bit could be bent but I have no choice but to use this bit. OK you pulled my leg it's a lock miter bit and this is the only setup issue keeping me from perfect cuts.
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I never encountered that--but ,yes, shimming the router body and plate connection would be the proper cure---
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I dont think it would take much shimming, a little trial n error i bet, now i have to figure out what side to change...this is going to take some thinking
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probably not a "bent" bit

There are 2 interfaces where the issue could be.
The router is not square in it's base.
The base is not square to the table.

Check both of them and see what you find. It will much easier to shim between the base and the table than correct a non-square condition in the router base.

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I will check both....The piece is small enough so it is completely on table insert before entry and exit into the bit, which is why I am thinking is the router to insert connection
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No loose screws, is the router base flat with or without the base plate attached, is the table insert flat with or without the router attached, the table insert is flat to the table, the table is flat?

You've installed a straight or Ř bit and tested it against the table insert and router?

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If you have a 1/2" collet ...

Chuck a piece of 1/2" drill rod or a snug fitting bolt about 6" long and you will see which way it's tilted in a hurry.
Grab the bolt and press it over until it's square with the table. Which piece "moved" during that process... the router in it's base, the base to the plate or the plate in the table...?

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That is a new one, first thing I would do is find a short length of rod or a drill bit to chuck in the collet so you have something to check your adjustments against.

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Chuck a piece of 1/2" drill rod or a snug fitting bolt about 6" long and you will see which way it's tilted in a hurry.
Grab the bolt and press it over until it's square with the table. Which piece "moved" during that process... the router in it's base, the base to the plate or the plate in the table...?
Beat me to it.

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If there is a height adjustment ring on the router, check to make sure that isn't cross threaded around the router body.
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Thanks for the help guys, I will look at it tomorrow night- I am wondering if it is not the bit and just the piece not being square to the fence while running through the bit...will let you guys know.
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