Extra long/high Chamfer bit?

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Forum topic by jimmy J posted 06-09-2014 03:19 PM 754 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-09-2014 03:19 PM

I’m looking to chamfer a table edge with a 15 degree bit, which is a standard angle. My table is 1.75” thick, but, the longest bit I have found is 1” vertical of cutting surface. I’d rather not buy a custom made bit. anyone have a suggestion? I looked at MCLS and Freud but 1” is the longest they carry.

my backup idea was to use the 1”, then turn the piece over and use a 14.5degree dovetail bit. But not sure if that is safe or not – there is no bearing on dovetail bits.

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#1 posted 06-09-2014 03:37 PM

Personally I’d just use a circular saw (set at 15 deg) and clean it up with a hand plane or a sander. At least if I’m understanding it right.

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 03:55 PM

Thanks Jmartel. That would work on the short ends of my table, but the long side of the table has a slight curve to it so i need to follow a template with a router.

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 04:12 PM

Make a canted sub-base for your router and use a long flush trim bit.

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