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Offline ColossusX

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Router bit help
« on: June 13, 2018, 02:23 PM »
So I'm fairly new to routers. Ive always been a rough carpenter , but now I've been doing a lot more finish carpentry. I need a flush cut router bit that can cut 1/4 oak planks. All I've been able to find are flush cut bits for laminate.  Will that work without destroying the edge? Thanks for answering a dumb question.

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Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Router bit help
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 03:31 PM »
Any bearing guided flush cut carbide bit will handle oak planks just fine.  I have had great success with Whiteside bits and they have a wide selection of lengths and diameters available.

Offline ColossusX

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Re: Router bit help
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 03:46 PM »
Great!  Thanks for the info.  I don't know how I've avoided using routers for as long as I have lol

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Router bit help
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 08:05 AM »
Good call on the Whiteside bits:
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Router bit help
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 08:35 AM »
Concur on Whiteside bits, and would add in Amana bits, as well. 
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Offline ColossusX

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Re: Router bit help
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 02:38 PM »
As I needed it for a job today I went with a Diablo bit. Worked fine, I think the mistakes made were entirely new user error.  As I get deeper into woodworking I'll start investing in better bits.  Have a couple saved on Amazon

Offline Steven Owen

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Re: Router bit help
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 06:40 PM »
As I needed it for a job today I went with a Diablo bit. Worked fine, I think the mistakes made were entirely new user error.  As I get deeper into woodworking I'll start investing in better bits.  Have a couple saved on Amazon

I wouldn’t panic. The Freud will cut just as cleanly as any Whiteside bit.  The Whiteside will keep it’s edge longer than Freud.  That’s the only major difference.  The Freud bits are top notch otherwise.

Infinity Tools has a straight bit cutting set that’s every bit as good as the Whiteside; you can buy their bits in kits saving huge money.  A of Infinity’s bits are made by Whiteside Eagle and several high end bit companies in Italy.  They make very top notch router bits.



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