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Posted on Tell me this is a bad idea - shortening too long router bit

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#1 posted 12-03-2018 09:24 PM

You can cut it. Although a solid carbide shank is gonna eat up a grinder wheel. I use a diamond cutoff wheel in my dremel to cut carbide. But I don’t usually cut a 1/2” solid shank of it. If you have a machine shop or a tool and die shop nearby, they would probably shorten it for not much money provided they have the appropriate equipment.

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