i am one of many who had a bit of a problem with the metal maslow kit because there are no instructions coming with the kit and, if i remember correctly, not even a part-list which could give one an idea what which part is for. I did even buy me a power relay for the router about 2 weeks before realizing the kit already contains one It also contains a vacuum adapter which quite some people did not realize, incl. me. If you own a Ridgid you may dont want to use this adapter because it raises the z-axis base and the router.
This thread is for sharing information about the metal-maslow kit to make live for all owners more easy and to talk about mods specific to this setup.
I start with an unpacking the metal maslow kit Video (which is not from me) and which is surprisingly hard to find. Please note that the metal maslow kits out there have some differences.
“There were a couple of settings that weren’t in the instructions. The biggest one was the calibration of the Z-axis; which when doing the test cuts cut through 3/4” plywood (8x what it should have done). The second setting was to turn on Aux1 (for the power relay for the router), which during a cut, turns on an outlet. I hooked it up to a power-strip and now the router and vacuum both turn on/off automatically."
A note for owners or buyers of the Ridgid router: You need to raise the linkage kit “somehow” because the Ridgid is “head heavy”. I will let more info follow within the next days.