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Forum topic by Chris_T posted 03-27-2011 02:47 AM 917 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2011 02:47 AM

A while ago I bought a Whiteside 1 1/4” bowl and tray bit to use with my router planer. I haven’t been able to use it because it is not long enough to make contact with the wood I’m trying to plane. Could I use it with a collet extension or is that a bad idea? Any help would be greatly appreciated


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#1 posted 03-27-2011 02:54 AM

You could use an extension but with that diameter of a bit you will probably get a lot of deflection giving you a rough surface.

I don’t think that I would recommend it. If you do decide to do it I would take very light passes.

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 02:57 AM

Is there something else I could do that would work better?

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 03:03 AM

the key is to reduce the distance from the router motor to the wood, usually by making the board your router is mounted to thinner, which ends up meaning steel, aluminum, lexan, something stronger and stiffer than wood. maybe you could post some pictures of your router planer setup, so we could see about modifying that.

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 03:12 AM

Ok, I will try to post pics tomorrow.

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 01:17 AM

Sorry it took so long.

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#6 posted 03-31-2011 04:56 AM

Maybe I’m obtuse. Why can’t you raise the board to meet the router bit instead if trying to move the bit to meet the wood. By blocking up the wood you can get the bit closer then your setup will work just fine.
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#7 posted 03-31-2011 05:19 AM

I have done that before but it still doesn’t really work. I will post a pic of the bit lowered as far as it will go. I think the only solution to the problem is to make the sled adjustable.

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