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Forum topic by richardchaos posted 11-20-2017 12:19 PM 378 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-20-2017 12:19 PM

I got these bits the Yonico 14700 Slot Cutter 3 Wing Router Bit Set with 1/2-Inch and 1/4-Inch Shank 1/2-Inch Shank, 6-Piece. the other day

Heard a few bad reviews on them. I am glad I used the 1/2 slot cutter because them seem to not be in balance…..

My set up seems to slightly vibrate and a few high frequency… I have used very large raise panel bits in/o my set up that were smooth as frogs hair. This little bit seems to not be balanced.. I used them to cut 4 slots last night. but thinking I might never use them again.

ALSO them cut way too deep for what I need them for I know I need to get a bearing set of course but don’t have any right now…

I need these slot to be cut on an inside curve so a fence wont work only bearings

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#1 posted 11-20-2017 01:15 PM

see if you can get a bearing set from freud or anyone higher end

my replacement Yonico had a tiny bit of wobble, so i tried swapping the bearing with a Ryobi bit i had on hand, and it settled it down and so i decided to keep it

the actual cutters and shaft seem fine, but i’m thinking their drilling/threading process for fitting bearings is pretty sloppy, and probably why they’re so cheap (amongst other things)

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#2 posted 11-20-2017 01:22 PM

cheap bearings being the other

probably less, lower grade carbide, too, but let’s not go there ;)

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#3 posted 11-20-2017 02:35 PM

The rule of thumb is that specialized tools wofk better than universal tools. An universal router bit (wrench, clamp, screwdriver etc etc) are better left for gifts to your crafty cousin.

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#4 posted 11-20-2017 09:24 PM


I need these slot to be cut on an inside curve so a fence wont work only bearings

- richardchaos

No need for bearings if you can set up a rig like this:

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#5 posted 11-27-2017 11:17 AM

Well I need the piece to ride along the bearing not a fence. Its an inside curve. I wish I had just bought abeam set as well the cut this thing makes is way too deep I need a fatter bearing. BUT if I cant afford that your set up seems reasonable. In fact i think I will try it out.

The piece I am making i think I am gunna go with a raised panel now and the depth of that cut will only be like 1/4 inch so will need to adjust the depth of the cut from what this bit does now

I need these slot to be cut on an inside curve so a fence wont work only bearings

- richardchaos

No need for bearings if you can set up a rig like this:

- jerryminer

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#6 posted 11-27-2017 08:28 PM

Or…. make a template that is oversized. Bearing rides on the template and cuts a shallow groove in the work piece.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#7 posted 11-27-2017 09:33 PM

Pick a roller guide for your router.
Makita has this one:

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#8 posted 11-28-2017 10:28 AM

Why didn’t I think of that. BY THE WAY MY BEARING IS ON TOP!


Or…. make a template that is oversized. Bearing rides on the template and cuts a shallow groove in the work piece.

- jerryminer

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#9 posted 11-28-2017 06:46 PM


BY THE WAY MY BEARING IS ON TOP!
- richardchaos

You know that the bearing can be placed either above or below the cutter, right?

Are you doing this in a table or hand-held?

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#10 posted 11-28-2017 08:13 PM

I am thinking bearing top and bottom. Yes a table! I knew I should of gotten those assorted rower bearings when I had the money

BY THE WAY MY BEARING IS ON TOP!
- richardchaos

You know that the bearing can be placed either above or below the cutter, right?

Are you doing this in a table or hand-held?

- jerryminer

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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