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Posted on Drawer-Lock Bit tearout

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#1 posted 04-11-2018 05:14 PM

I second Rob’s suggestion to leave the boards a bit wide and rip them to width after you finish with the lock bit.

When I run that bit in my router I usually turn the speed as low as it will go and make a couple of passes to get through it. A good backer board also helps. Maybe try to clamp the board to the backer board for a tighter compression on the wood fibers.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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