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Bit too Short for Router Template Guide?

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I'm new to the router template world, and just got setup with a Bosch RA1128 guide kit for my Bosch 1617EVSPK. I installed the guide bushing on the plunge base, and am using a bit that is 2 ľĒ long. My issue is that even at maximum plunge depth, the bit protrudes only a minimal amount (1/8Ē or so) below the template guide. Are there specific longer bits that are intended to be used with these template guides?

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the router itself has three 'latch steps' for depth ranges - a tab fits into three different height 'slots' on the body and then the screw depth adjusts within that range. check the manual - it's the "coarse adjustment" -
set to it's 'lowest' level the chuck is near flush with the base plate.
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I see what you are saying, but my issue is coming from the additional 1/4" - 1/2" below the base that the template guides add. So to get my bit to extend below that template guide it seems like I would have to leave only a small portion of the tail end of the bit in the chuck. Maybe I am just missing something... I guess more genereically, should a standard 2 1/4" long bit work with a template guide, or are specialized bits required?
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the quick change 'ring' mounts above the router plate - see
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