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

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robscastle

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 04:38 AM

Thats a bad idea, read the sell it posts, and all the other warnings or call Grant and then act.
Next step go buy the correct size one.

Failing that fit a fat base on your router and use it “as is”
Solid carbide yes they exist I have a couple of 1/4 and 1/2” spiral bits, they are CMT from memory
The mass alone will tell you if its solid carbide, failing that use a magnet.

Howard Hughes of the Hughes Tool Company made his fortune many years ago with complex solid carbide cutters called tricone and they offered a service resharpening them, maybe you could contact them, you can still buy them today, I think they trade as Baker Hughes these days, I know for sure Howard is out of it.

Let me know if you if you need an upate on more useless trivia

-- Regards Rob


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