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Forum topic by rolandstronghammer posted 10-17-2017 11:32 AM 1219 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rolandstronghammer

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10-17-2017 11:32 AM

Morning!,

I just got myself a compact router to make cutting my bow ties easier. What’s the recommended bit?

Thanks,

Roland


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#1 posted 10-17-2017 11:46 AM

Are you going to use a template? if so this is what I use https://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/products/9500
You can make your own template or buy them from most woodworking stores. Freehand, use an appropriately sized spiral bit.

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#2 posted 10-17-2017 11:52 AM

I’d go for a chisel bit.

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#3 posted 10-17-2017 12:15 PM

Spiral upcut bit or even a straight bit will do fine.

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#4 posted 10-18-2017 12:33 AM

+1 on the Whiteside inlay kit. Infinity makes one too, but I’d stick with the Whiteside brand.

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#5 posted 10-18-2017 01:39 AM

+2

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#6 posted 10-18-2017 02:22 AM

+3 for Whiteside setup. I use the Rockler inlay kit with it. Easy, quick and flawless.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#7 posted 10-18-2017 06:00 PM

+4 FWIW with the Whiteside kit, I used it on a DW611 for the heart patches in the top of this entertainment center, turned out nice except for 1 where I didn’t keep good pressure to the template…

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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