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BullVictory

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939 days ago

Hey guys!

I was hoping someone knew what brand and a place where I could purchase this router template bit (one on the left). I’ve searched all major manufacturers that I know of to no avail. It’s massive! I know someone here can help.


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Grandpa

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#1 posted 939 days ago

I have never seen on like that. That doesn’t mean you can’t buy one on every corner but I have never seen one like it. Are you sure someone didn’t make that tool. It looks like and end mill that has had some work done on it. I imagine it is aggressive too.

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roscoe378

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#2 posted 939 days ago

I am with Grandpa on this one. I would send an E Mail to Whiteside with a photo and if anyone can help they should have an answer. My best bet is an end mill that someone converted.

Brian

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mtenterprises

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#3 posted 939 days ago

Thats an end mill with a bearing slipped onto the shaft.
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#4 posted 939 days ago

Try a google image search for a “shell end mill”.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 939 days ago

Looks like and end mill with a bearing as stated above. Wholesale Tools has a big selection of end mills in the inexpensive category.

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William

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#6 posted 939 days ago

I’ve seen his before.
It is a spiral upcut end mill template bit.
From my understanding, it is made for using a template pattern to cut patterns to a certain depth. The spiral pattern quickly brings the material up, out of the cut, to help prevent burning.
The article I read about them hinted that they were popular in home made router based CNC machines.

I am looking diligently for the supplier, since I seen it before. If I find it, I will report back.

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Joao Araujo

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#7 posted 939 days ago

Hello,

The Wood Whisperer used that kind of bit in one of his videos.

http://thewoodwhisperer.com/trestle-table-pt-2/ about the 35 mins mark he talks about the bit.

I found a site that sells it:

http://wnwoodworkingschool.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2

Take care,

Joao Araujo

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William

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#8 posted 939 days ago

I am so glad you found that. I can quit looking now.
I’ve been searching like crazy for it. After seeing the video you linked, it made me more curious.

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#9 posted 939 days ago

That looks like an end mill. I’ve only seen them used in machine shops. They usually do the same thing as a planer.

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BullVictory

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#10 posted 938 days ago

Yea, after doing some research I think its based off a END MILL design, but used for wood. Found out its called the Big Daddy Pattern Bit and is sold by William NG Woodworks. Probably marketing it as a bit for thicker hardwoods in a router table, I’ve seen some shelix heads being used on a shaper, maybe grizzly brand?

Anyways the guy that posted the picture on his blog got back to me and told me what it was, I believe he was using it to template maloof chair legs, which are pretty thick stuff. If I remember correctly, Maloof said when he used templates he used a shaper to mill his parts off the templates… guess this bit is trying to have the same capability but on a router..

I was interested in it because of the blade design. I have to template some walnut endgrain on my router table and thought that the shearing cutting action of the bit might leave a smoother surface with less tear out, kinda like a shelix cutter head. Plus, it goes into the omg this thing is cool category I have to have it, but I think Im going to stick with my normal template bit for now considering the need verse cost of this bit.

http://wnwoodworkingschool.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=2

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BullVictory

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#11 posted 938 days ago

Whoops didnt see Joao had figured it out. Thanks for pointing out what it was!

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