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Forum topic by Tefkar posted 05-05-2013 01:04 PM 915 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2013 01:04 PM

I am planning an ACQ deck project that will involve some edge routing. I have read that ACQ lumber is both abrasive and corrosive. Should I be using my good router bits for this work or would it be worth investing in some really cheap bits just to use on ACQ?

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 04:53 PM

ACQ will require special attention for fasteners. I did a small deck a few months back and found information at to be very helpful.

I don’t think ACQ treated wood is any more abrasive then any other wood products.

I’d invest in a few cheap bits and save my good bits for fine furniture.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 12:24 PM

Thanks for the link. I thought that I had read somewhere that ACQ wood was more abrasive than untreated wood, but maybe I got that part wrong. I think I agree with buying some cheap bits though. It is probably a good idea to have them anyway to use on any suspect wood. Thanks.

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#3 posted 05-06-2013 12:29 PM

I have used my good Freud quadra cut round over bits on ACQ lumber many times. I just clean any pitch off as soon as I take the bit out of the router.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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