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

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 01:05 AM

Lol… Sell it on eBay for $55 and buy the right one. If you muck up the cutting I d hate to be around if it comes apart at 10-15,000 rpm.

- Bluenote38

Amen. This is not a big enough deal to go through all of the PITA you would need to make it fit your situation. Cut your losses and sell it or give it away. Cutting a solid carbide bit in the average home shop sounds like either an exercise in futility or a disaster waiting to happen. You could easily invest more in the cutting supplies than the cost of the bit. Paying someone with the gear and know how to do the job also sounds like an expense worth more than the original cost of the bit. Part ways with the bit, even if at enough of a loss to remember the lesson. You will be happy to see it go to a good home.

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