Whiteside Roundover With Small Brass Pilot

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Forum topic by EFA posted 05-24-2009 10:01 PM 987 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-24-2009 10:01 PM

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I have a box that I’d like to roundover the inside with a 1/4” roundover bit. My existing bit does not do a good job at the corners because the bearing is large. I came upon a bit by Whiteside with a 5/32” diameter pilot. Before I order this, I’d like to know if anyone had feedback on this bit. I also welcome other recommendations for making the corners have a hice roundover.

Thank you, Erin

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#1 posted 05-24-2009 10:04 PM

Hey Erin
You could just get a smaller bearing . They sell kits with different size bearings that can make and adjustments for router bits you already have. The other thing that might help is if you router the ends first then if you have blow out you side cut will smooth it out. Some times if your wood your trying to router has defects like chips or knots that’s the problem because your bearing will follow the defect and makes a cut with the defect in it. I’m guessing your rounding your lid over in a router table but if your not that should make it easier also.
I don’t have that particular router bit so I can’t help there.

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