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#1 posted 12-07-2017 05:34 PM

I’d recommend a combination bit regardless of whether it’s used on a table or hand held. To be able to go along the grain on curved sections is very important for safety. Cutting up and into the grain will definitely lead to some nasty kickback. On the router table, the wood goes flying, but hand held it could rip the router out of your hands and result in a very serious injury.

If you’re just doing straight cuts, it matters less, but considering the combination bit costs very little more, and gives you the versatility to have your template on the top or bottom of the workpiece, it’s still the smart buy in my opinion.

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