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Oversized router bits

by mnausa
posted 09-02-2016 01:30 AM

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#1 posted 09-02-2016 01:48 AM

I think that you will only find something of that size in a shaper cutter. I don’t ’ think that they make router bits that large. You will probably have to use multiple bits.

You might also look to see if the you can find a molding cutter head for your table or radial arm saw but those might not be big enough for your needs either.

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#2 posted 09-02-2016 01:53 AM

Shaper bits.

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#3 posted 09-02-2016 02:48 AM

Good luck – routing jatoba scares me with a tall (2-1/2”) bit – been trying to make casing molding – decided to wait and buy a table shaper.

Jatoba is stringy when routing and can run with the grain.

Beautiful wood tho, gotta weigh a ton.


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#4 posted 09-02-2016 10:42 AM

Cut an angle on the show edge equal to the largest point that want the profile.
with a handheld router or 2 or 3 passes on a table you should achieve a decent profile.
Practice on scrap. That’s how we do it with moulding planes.


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