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06-02-2010 12:18 AM

Mine would have to be my rabbeting bits and chamfer bit and my new eagle america slot cutter once it gets here.
These are my most commonly used bits for my box making.
How about you guys?

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#1 posted 06-02-2010 12:22 AM

I use straight bits the most. 3/4”, 1/2” and 1/4”.

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#2 posted 06-02-2010 12:29 AM

Dovetail bit gets used the most, next would be the door lip followed by the 3/8 rabbet bit. Those are my top three router bits. Shaper cutters would be my panel and cope and stick get used a ton.

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#3 posted 06-02-2010 12:36 AM

3/4” straight bit and flush trim bit.

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#4 posted 06-02-2010 12:37 AM

I guess mine would be the 3/8 and 1/2” roundover bits…... 3/8” more than anything.

The chamfer bit would also get a nod…........... 1/2” upcut spiral bit gets two nods., also…..

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#5 posted 06-02-2010 12:48 AM

1/2” straight bit and then a 3/8” straight bit (only because my brother-in-law borrowed the 1/2” a couple weeks ago)

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#6 posted 06-02-2010 03:33 AM

23/32” undersized ply rabbeting bit.

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#7 posted 06-02-2010 03:40 AM

flush trim, and spiral cut

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#8 posted 06-02-2010 04:20 AM

Assorted flush trim and straight bits. And an 1/8” roundover that I run over a lot of stuff for the shop.

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#9 posted 06-02-2010 05:49 AM

3/16 round over bit. One is just left in an old craftsman router table. And one usually says in my D handle Porter Cable router. A key hole bit lives in a Porter Cable Laminate Trimmer also. It’s nice having dedicated routers for tasks. Saves set up time and makes repeated tasks easier.

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#10 posted 06-02-2010 07:37 AM

as of late, the most worked bit in my stash is this 3/8’ fluted cove thing, i dont really know what to call it but its a cool, simple profile that i’ve ben making alot of mouldings for projects with followed closely by the ‘ole 3/8’’ rabbeting bit

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#11 posted 06-02-2010 11:20 AM

3/8 round over bit for me.

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#12 posted 06-02-2010 11:33 AM

Yes you can . Unless it is a solid surface top. You could use a jigsaw just as well. Buy a down stroke blade for your saw. It’s much cheaper.

If you insist on a router, a straight triple fluted bit, 1/2” cut will do just fine. You can also drill a start hole and not use a plunge router.
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#13 posted 06-02-2010 11:39 AM

1/4 straight and chamfer.

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#14 posted 06-02-2010 01:13 PM

another vote for 1/4 round over.

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#15 posted 06-02-2010 01:27 PM

Roundover for me too. No wait! ...maybe chamfer, or roman ogee, straight, or cove….yep…it’s one of those!

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