Advice on best router bit to make insert to lay tile in wood

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Forum topic by kcrandy posted 09-26-2010 12:13 AM 1339 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2010 12:13 AM

Dear Fountains of Wisdom,

I’m new to router use and am trying to make a 1/2 inch bed into 1 1/2 inch board in which I can then lay some tiles. Advice? Best bit to use?

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#1 posted 09-26-2010 12:18 AM

the way i would personally do this is 12.5mm rebait bit router the size you want to lay your tiles in then clean out the middle using same bit but i’m sure some one will tell you a better way

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#2 posted 09-26-2010 12:42 AM

Use a straight spiral downcut bit. it will shear the wood fibers giving you a clean edge.

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