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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 09-19-2015 12:39 PM 828 views 1 time favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-19-2015 12:39 PM

Going to set up a jig to plane the wide natural edge board, and am curious to what bit I should get for the router.


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#1 posted 09-19-2015 01:21 PM

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#2 posted 09-19-2015 01:27 PM

or this . . . 2 in. bottoming bit

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#3 posted 09-19-2015 01:55 PM

Is your router variable speed? What horsepower? These specifications can help determine whether or not you’ll be able to turn a larger bit.

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#4 posted 09-19-2015 02:50 PM

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#5 posted 09-19-2015 06:23 PM

I ordered a bit through Amazon for the same purpose. It’s a “Roman Carbide DC1261”. I’ll use it in my Milwaukee 3-1/2HP Router (5625-20).

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#6 posted 09-19-2015 08:16 PM

I have a bosch 3.5 hp router

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#7 posted 09-19-2015 08:56 PM

Wow .. interestingly, the painting is the right orientation but the router seems stuck to a wall.

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#8 posted 09-19-2015 09:35 PM

Nice! Painting is actually tilted against the wall. That is a frame i have to cut down to size for my lady.

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#9 posted 09-20-2015 12:28 AM

A large bowl bit will help eliminate the lines as the edges are radiused.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 09-20-2015 03:47 AM

It’s not that hard

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