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Forum topic by ScottM posted 07-24-2017 03:46 PM 581 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-24-2017 03:46 PM

Just curious. Has anyone ever used a router bit in their drill press? I’m working on a project with small parts and need to use a core box bit to basically create a type of recessed finger hold. The parts are small and I’m not sure I’d be comfortable trying to get it all lined up on the router table. I really need to be able to see what I’m doing, so I thought about using it in the drill press but thought about the whole “messing up the bearings” risk like with drum sanders and the side forces on the spindle.


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#1 posted 07-24-2017 03:50 PM

The drill press typically does not run fast enough. BE CAREFUL with the small parts as it is a good way to get hurt.

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#2 posted 07-24-2017 05:19 PM

Small parts, router bit, drill press is an accident waiting to happen.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 07-24-2017 05:55 PM

Run it on full speed, make the cut on a large board if possible and cut to size. Be careful. I’ve done it before but it’s not a router.

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