|Forum topic by KnickKnack||posted 09-30-2016 11:38 AM||342 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-30-2016 11:38 AM
So there I was 20 minutes ago, staring at my little piece of wood, wondering how i was going to manage to route a slot exactly in the centre of it.
Then I had one of those “why didn’t I think of this 10 years ago” moments and came up with this monstrously obvious, blindingly obvious, method. But it’s not something I’ve ever seen mentioned anywhere (although, of course, I may have missed it).
If you want, for example, to route a 10mm slot – simply experiment with a smaller bit!
I picked a 5mm…
Which turned out to be 0.85mm wrong (I hadn’t tried too hard to centre it in the first place)...
Adjust fence – you can either raise the bit a little, or go further into the wood. It took me another 2 cuts to get to a difference of 0.1mm – I figured that was close enough…
Obviously without moving the fence, swap in the correct (for me 10mm) bit, and, well, there you go…
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