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Forum topic by JDS81 posted 10-11-2011 04:22 PM 981 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-11-2011 04:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router sharpening

I’m wondering about how many times one can re-sharpen a carbide router bit. I have a couple different kinds and so maybe thats the determining factor? They’re all carbide tipped 1/8” roundover bits – Whiteside, Trend, and Bosch. I send them in to a professional sharpening shop. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 04:46 PM

The shop could probably tell you when they’re no longer worth sharpening.

Do you ever clean the bits? I find that just cleaning my carbide sawblades and router bits usually restores their cutting ability. I use Simple Green and a stiff toothbrush. Remove pilot bearings before you clean the router bits or you’ll wash out the lubricant.

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