a drill bit in a router

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Blog entry by joez posted 10-18-2010 05:28 PM 839 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Is it safe to put a drill bit in a plunge router?

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#1 posted 10-18-2010 06:16 PM

No, no, no! :) Drill bits are not made to withstand the high rpms that a router produces.

Or the answer could be yes, you can put it in the plunge router, but you can’t turn it on.

-- Robb

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#2 posted 10-18-2010 06:26 PM

Geez, why would you want to? I wouldn’t think of trying that.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 10-19-2010 03:54 AM

Drill bits are a lot more brittle than router bits. different type of steel. You would be putting your safety in jeopardy by doing this not to mention your router and project.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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