I am a bit embarrassed that this never occured to me, but it also seems to be missing from the assembly instructions… I can’t find any reference to the correct/ideal height of the router in the router bracket. On the product page it appears to show the router fully inserted. The Makita has a bit of a ring around the top of the cylinder, right under the blue top and it seems to sit naturally just below this if you let it fully slide in to the router mount.
In discussing @gwilki’s awesome dust shoe (thanks again for the DXF, Grant) I noticed in his photos that he has his router mounted about mid-point vertically in the router bracket, which would dramatically change his Z height. Chris - this explains your confusion about the Z height, somehow it eluded me that I could safely raise the router WITHIN the bracket to get more Z.
Looking at competitors offerings and videos on YouTube I see some people are fully inserting their Makita or Dewalt and others are doing it mid-point. Is there any mechanical stability or safety or other consideration to one position or the other?
And perhaps you should add the “install your router” details to the final steps of the assembly pages. I know it seems obvious but as I have proven…