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Forum topic by grub32 posted 09-30-2012 01:34 AM 875 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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grub32

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09-30-2012 01:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: router bits molding casing crown molding

I have been considering buying some of these casing bits or the Crown Bits. I was wondering if anyone has used this style architectural bits and has any insight into their quality and ease of use.

I am considering this because it will be a major cost savings for me on a few projects I have coming up. I am hoping to do it well and save a few bucks over commercially made casing and crown.

Thanks for any and all information. I truly appreciate all of your experience.

Grub

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!


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#1 posted 09-30-2012 10:58 AM

I’ve never used those specific bits, but can tell you that long pieces in particular on any routing operation using bits of that type in general is more difficult than some. So much material gets removed from the face that the material needs additional support on the exit side of the bit in order to get consistent results…if you use a traditional router table, you’ll want to add support to the outfeed side of the router fence. If you use a horizontal router table, you’ll want to add the support to the outfeed side of the table. It’s a similar concept to supporting the outfeed side in a jointer operation or edge jointing on a router table. I’d also suggest using feather boards in two directions to keep the pressure even.

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#2 posted 09-30-2012 04:11 PM

All the Freud products I own are top notch tooling. Don’t think you’ll go wrong.
Bill

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#3 posted 09-30-2012 05:29 PM

I have the crown set. These are quality bits.

Use multiple passes and a steady feedrate for best results

-- Nicky

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#4 posted 10-01-2012 12:53 AM

I will probably go and get them…I will use multiple feather boards for this application. I have a few of the Freud quadrant cutters. I can safely say I have never used a bit that cuts as nice as they do.

If the casing bits are that quality, I will be very pleased. I don’t anticipate ever cutting anything longer than 7 feet with that bit.

I appreciate the info,

Grub

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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