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Posted on mortising bit for my router

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Kent Shepherd

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#1 posted 12-04-2009 11:27 PM

Sorry for the confusion. A lot of guys plunge all the way on both ends of the mortise, like you are saying—-like a drill. Then you can then go side to side. That I would take off in small amounts. It doesn’t put as much strain on the bit or router. If you try to go side to side full depth, you are likely to break the bit. I’m not sure that what you’re saying about a series of plunges would be a bad thing. I guess I would do it the other way.
Often there are several methods to get the same result. If I were you I would experiment to find the way you like best.
I hope this clarified somewhat—-My wife doesn’t understand me either. LOL



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