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Forum topic by FiveOHnarco posted 10-15-2016 07:11 PM 462 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2016 07:11 PM

Hey guys. Any suggestions for a router bit? I need to make a 2 1/2” deep and 1 1/2” x1 1/2” square mortise. Or, suggestions on how to do it.

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#1 posted 10-15-2016 07:36 PM

Well if the budget let’s you, I use Freud router bits but I’m not sure if there spiral bits are long enough but you could look and see they make there Diablo line of bits that home depot sells and those are good as well

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#2 posted 10-15-2016 07:58 PM

Would a plunge router allow me to reach that depth?

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#3 posted 10-15-2016 08:03 PM

2 1\2” is kinda deep for router bits. I would start the mortise on my drill press, then clean it up with a mortise chisel (pig sticker).

The chisel in the bottom of the picture.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 10-15-2016 08:13 PM

Lay it out, drill most of the waste out, and use a good sharp chisel with a guide block clamped to the surface to keep you strait going down, and knock it out with a mallet. Piece of cake.

Or you could get a mortise chisel and this Paul Sellers vids shows it all.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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