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Loose dog holes.

by dad2jj82
posted 10-11-2018 12:54 PM


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Tedstor

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#1 posted 10-11-2018 01:04 PM

Have you measured the bit with a caliper? That would be my first move. However, I’d be shocked if the bit were THAT far out of spec.
Second, I’d check my router for run out.

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Lazyman

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#2 posted 10-11-2018 01:18 PM

Are you using a Festool router with that jig? Just wondering if they somehow made it so it will only work accurately with their own tools.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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dad2jj82

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#3 posted 10-11-2018 07:34 PM

Lazy man it is not a festool router. It is a brand new Milwaukee 5616-24 router with a 8mm collet and 30mm guide bushing.

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dad2jj82

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#4 posted 10-11-2018 07:40 PM

Tedstor. I have measured it and am getting 20.06mm with my harbor Freight calipers. Maybe a stupid question but should I return that bit? .06 seems to be pretty far out for such an expensive bit.

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lumbering_on

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#5 posted 10-11-2018 11:34 PM

Where did you buy it? Is it a local store or from an online one? If it’s local, I’d go in and have them take a look at it. Otherwise, returning may be a good option if it was bought online.

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dad2jj82

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#6 posted 10-12-2018 12:06 AM

I bought it from toolnut.com. I think I will return it. I have read that others have had the same problem with the festool 20mm bit. Pretty disappointed to say the least. If you know of any other 20mm bit with tighter tolerance please let me know. Thanks for advice

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Kirk650

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#7 posted 10-12-2018 02:18 AM

I had loose bench dog holes. Finally turned bench dogs from some Osage Orange I had and fit them to the holes.

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 10-12-2018 03:08 AM

I think the first thing I would have done was practice making dog holes on some scrap wood before committing to the bench…...!! That way you would know for sure, and then proceed on, or not….!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a 2 hour nap".....!!

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#9 posted 10-12-2018 12:58 PM

Rick I did practice on scrap. Tried on both melamine and plywood at different speeds. No way I would want to ruin a almost complete project.

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