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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