|Forum topic by Adamal||posted 05-25-2013 02:17 PM||1055 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-25-2013 02:17 PM
I’m in the process of building a router table and I’ve ordered the Rockler aluminum insert along with a template. Rockler recommends a 1/2” wide by 1/4” deep pattern bit for the insert.
You can see what I mean here (click the More Info tab):
They say that you can use longer pattern bits too, but I don’t see how. If I bring the bit up high enough to only cut the 1/4” that I need, the bearing will be above the template. The only way I can see it working is to put spacers between the template and table.
I’m thinking that I could use my 1/2” straight bit and a bushing, but I’ve never used a bushing before.
I now I must be missing something here…
I would just order the bit from Rockler, but with shipping it’s around $28 and my favorite bit store (MLCS) doesn’t seem to carry them.