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Forum topic by shipwright posted 03-11-2017 02:10 PM 573 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2017 02:10 PM

Anyone know where I can find a 2 mm straight router bit with a 1/8” shank? I could get by with 3/32” but all I’m coming up with in my online searches is 1/8” and that’s a little too big. 1/4” shank is out of the question as well.
The shank could be metric but would still have to be about 3mm. I’m using a chuck, not a collet.
Thanks.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/


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#1 posted 03-11-2017 02:16 PM

EnPointâ„¢ Woodworking Carbide 2-Flute Straight Grooving End Mill 1/8” 3.175mm Shank 2mm Cut Dia Precision Ground Straight Bits Cutting Joinery Grooves Rabbets CNC Engraving Tool for Acrylic PVC MDF Plywood Solid Wood Sandwich Panels

https://smile.amazon.com/EnPointTM-Woodworking-Straight-Precision-Engraving/dp/B00YC1O0S6/ref=pd_day0_469_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00YC1O0S6&pd_rd_r=39R58R886GTZ4W96ZQER&pd_rd_w=id8nR&pd_rd_wg=Ybahp&psc=1&refRID=39R58R886GTZ4W96ZQER

That’s a small bit….
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#2 posted 03-11-2017 02:17 PM

How about this? and get a machine shop to turn it down for you?

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#3 posted 03-11-2017 02:30 PM

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#4 posted 03-11-2017 02:42 PM

Your dentist can get you 3/32 shank bits in many different shapes and sizes.

Also Stew mac (Google them) they are a luthier supply that carries small inlay bits and burs.

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#6 posted 03-11-2017 02:49 PM

I have a bunch of tiny carbide circuit board router bits I bought surplus. One of these should work. Just Google “micro carbide router bits circuit board” and you should find a surplus supplier that sells them in bulk for cheap. Some of these things are hair thin. The really thin ones can break easily so be careful and buy extras. A 2 MM should hold up though.

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#7 posted 03-11-2017 02:54 PM

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#8 posted 03-11-2017 02:59 PM

5/64 puts you at 1.9844, I think you should be able to work with that huh??

http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Routers_and_Bits/Bits/Straight_Router_Bits.html

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#9 posted 03-11-2017 03:11 PM

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#10 posted 03-11-2017 03:15 PM

I agree with firefighterontheside.

I have been working with that Stewart-McDonald Dremel router base for years now. LOVE IT!!! It ain’t cheap, but its very precise and works fantastically well.

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#11 posted 03-11-2017 03:18 PM

how about here www.stewmac.com

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#12 posted 03-11-2017 03:56 PM

Lee Valley has a 3/32 with a 1/8 shaft here

http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?cat=1,33084&p=73726

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#13 posted 03-11-2017 04:18 PM

You might find something here, Paul.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#14 posted 03-11-2017 04:47 PM

Thanks everybody the strange thing is I thought I was all over the stewmac site and I missed them. I don’t need his base though. The job is cleaning a rebate for 2 mm bone purflings.
The stewmac bits will work very well.


The shank will ride this pattern like a bearing. .... yes it works. The bit here is the best I could do locally but it’s 1/8” and a bit too sloppy on the 2 mm bone.

Thanks again!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#15 posted 03-11-2017 10:51 PM

The work is inspiring!

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