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Forum topic by Donald's Woodshop posted 12-08-2013 06:08 PM 797 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2013 06:08 PM

I am getting the Dewalt 611 combo for Christmas and I am trying to figure out how large of a straight bit I should get for the plunge base for routing out medallion inlays in box lids. I know they make some pretty big ones but do those put too much strain on the shank? So far all my searches on google and on here have have come up empty so if there is a forum topic on this already please link it. Thanks.

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 06:42 AM

More than 1 bit is usually a good idea.

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 12:08 PM

I would recommend a spiral up-cut bit over a straight bit, as they clear the hole/area as they route.

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 12:08 PM

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 04:33 PM

Also, unless the edge of the medallion is round, you need a smaller diameter to match the edge profile.
If you are routing out a round area, a “bottom clearing bit” does that a lot faster.

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