In this step you’ll be mounting a DeWalt 611 router in the spindle mount. Begin by removing existing base and collar from the spindle. This will leave just the metal router body.
Note: If you purchased the Z-Axis Upgrade Kit, you will follow the same steps but use the z-axis upgrade hardware. For components list, refer to the Z-Axis Upgrade instructions here.
Use a screwdriver or other prying tool to gently pry the spindle mount open and insert the router until the yellow button shows through on the bottom of the spindle mount.
Tighten the three M4x16mm screws to hold the router in place.
The router power cable will be put in the drag chains alongside the stepper motor cables in the next step. The router is powered with a simple AC wall outlet.
Install Collet Adapter
You can then insert a 1/8" bit. If it is an Inventables bit, push it up until the collar is against the base of the collet. Install all three components onto the router nose as one piece.