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Forum topic by dhue posted 11-30-2017 05:57 AM 490 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2017 05:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: router bits

i acquired a few 1/4 shank bits with a craftsman router i bought on craigslist to use as a fixed in the router table.
a few of these i think i can id but a little extra help wouldn’t hurt. the first two at the top left are maybe tabletop bits? then a dado with no bearing? a straight bit and then two v groove bits with the cutters on the shank. are the cutters there for deep v groove cuts? first bit on the bottom left is a rabbeting bit. next is a cove? then two straight bits. just can’t totally confirm a few…thanks

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#1 posted 11-30-2017 08:49 AM

Top row, left-to-right:

quarter-round with steel pilot, ditto, flush-trim with missing bearing, straight bit, “panel pilot” bit (for cutting through plastic laminate and removing same from sink cutouts and the like, ditto.

Second row:

rabbeting bit, point-cutting ogee, straight bit, ditto.

Personally, I gave up on using steel router bits a long time ago. they dull fast and then burn the work. You might get a little use out of the two straight bits (lower right)—but I would not expect much from the rest.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#2 posted 11-30-2017 12:22 PM

thanks for the information, advice will be heeded.

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