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Forum topic by BalsaWood posted 03-26-2015 10:19 PM 1065 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BalsaWood

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03-26-2015 10:19 PM

I have been using a 3/8 round over bit for edge profiles. Doing roundovers on both edges is kind of a pain to do on 3/4 boards. I’ve been looking into getting a either a double roundover bit or a bullnose bit to make things easier and save time.

These are the two I am looking at:

https://www.hartvilletool.com/product/5109/bull-nose-router-bits

http://www.infinitytools.com/images/1455-Large.jpg

The double roundover bit seems to be more versatile since you can adjust it for thicker boards and use it for beading as well.

Has anyone used double round over bits or am I better off getting a bullnose bit? Need some opinions on this.

Thanks


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bbasiaga

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#1 posted 03-27-2015 02:10 AM

Sometimes I hate things that are adjustable. I wonder if that double roundover can/would/could come out of adjustment while running? The bull nose is pretty much set to depth and let fly. I kind of like that simplicity sometimes, even if it means I need one bit for each board thickness.

-Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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devann

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#2 posted 03-27-2015 02:39 AM

+1 what Brain said. Besides, I never thought that I had too many router bits.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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BalsaWood

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#3 posted 03-27-2015 06:01 AM

I was kind of wondering that too on how secure it is when adjusted. I am using a hand held router and have no experience with these two types of bits so was wondering which would be best.

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