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Has anyone used one of these bits on a Radial Arm saw to flatten some surface?

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02-04-2019 10:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: flatten radial arm saw

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#1 posted 02-04-2019 11:19 PM

no and i dont think i would ever attempt it.that bit would best be used in a large router on sled to flatten slabs.i only use my ras for 90 degree cuts.plus how would you mount it on a ras?

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#2 posted 02-04-2019 11:24 PM

On my saw there is a place for a chuck to be used with router bits when turned with the shaft pointed down.
I have never used it that way but I see that others have. The saw had an accessory to plane with it that was available at the time. larry

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#3 posted 02-04-2019 11:35 PM

I use a bit very similar to that in my CNC router to precision flatten the work surface. I doubt if you would be very happy with the results with a chuck on the opposite end of a saw shaft. Those usually turn at around 3450 RPM, which is much too slow for that bit. It needs 10,000 RPM. There is also the element of danger spinning a bit like that in an application for which it was not designed.

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#4 posted 02-04-2019 11:57 PM

if you do it please be extra careful IMHO i would not try it :<((((((((((((((((((

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#5 posted 02-05-2019 12:42 AM

Ok guys, I pay attention to those who know more than I. If I should order a tool such as this I will use it only in my ½” 3.5 hp router and build a sled for it. Thanks to all who have and will reply. I count on good advice. larry

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#6 posted 02-05-2019 01:01 AM

I use a router sled and a Amana bit similar to this one, on a 2-1/4 Hp router.

https://www.toolstoday.com/v-5312-45566.html

Art man is right. RPM on a Radial arm saw is way to slow for this application.

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#7 posted 02-05-2019 01:47 AM

So thats a final score todate of 0 for yes, and 3 for no, with 1 fence sitter.
No doubt GR8Hunter is positioning himself for a quick escape!

Its a big sucker and have to say if you do use it in a hand held router ensure its constrained, its really suited for a shaper setup.

Somewhere there is a recommendation advising when using router bits when its time to mount then due to their size. so Larry I personally do not want you meeting up with Morris too early.

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 02-05-2019 01:58 AM

Many…many years ago Craftsman made a circular planer that could be used on a radial arm saw with a drill chuck type mount on the opposite end of the motor from the saw blade shaft. It has three V shaped cutters mounted on a disk about 3” in diameter. I think I still have is somewhere in a back cupboard. It scared the heck out of me to use it. I will try to find it tomorrow to provide more info.

I would not use that router bit on a radial arm saw but I guess if you made very shallow passes it might work….or it might damage the wood and the saw. Be sure to clamp the wood down tight if you decide to try it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#9 posted 02-05-2019 02:44 AM

Thanks fellows but I think I will pass. I can’t risk losing any body parts at my age. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#10 posted 02-05-2019 01:27 PM



Many…many years ago Craftsman made a circular planer that could be used on a radial arm saw with a drill chuck type mount on the opposite end of the motor from the saw blade shaft. It has three V shaped cutters mounted on a disk about 3” in diameter. I think I still have is somewhere in a back cupboard. It scared the heck out of me to use it. I will try to find it tomorrow to provide more info.

I would not use that router bit on a radial arm saw but I guess if you made very shallow passes it might work….or it might damage the wood and the saw. Be sure to clamp the wood down tight if you decide to try it.

- LesB

I think i still have one. Yeah scared me too, the blade guard sucked, and without the blade guard it scared me just looking at it. But the main thing is moving a large piece around to the surface that just a little 1” piece of MDF as the “fence” was scary, asking for kick back or kick side or kick angle

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#11 posted 02-05-2019 02:48 PM

See my post #5
I am 100% sure that I am not going to do the RAS attachment thing; but what I don’t understand is that gnawing desire to try it. What can I say… larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#12 posted 02-05-2019 03:10 PM


See my post #5
I am 100% sure that I am not going to do the RAS attachment thing; but what I don’t understand is that gnawing desire to try it. What can I say… larry

- ohtimberwolf

Same with me, I just HAD to try my moulding cutter even though it looks like some rotating ninja weapon

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#13 posted 02-05-2019 03:13 PM

SMP, what is your conclusion? larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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