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Oldschoolguy

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12-26-2019 05:05 PM

Hi y’all, Hoping your Christmas was filled with joy. My neighbor gave me a 3/8 inch router bit. It is chipped on the cutting tip and says he does not want to mess with it. Appears to be an upcut spiral bit. Anyways, My hands and eye sight no longer permit me do such intricate sharpening. Would I be better off to send it to a tool shop or purchase a new one? Are there any Lumberjocks that can accomplish this sharpening, understanding that it may be CARBIDE? If so, I would pay for shipping charges both ways. Thoughts and suggestions are always welcomed and appreciated.


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 12-26-2019 08:16 PM

Hey bud. Buying a new one is pretty much a no-brainer on this one unless there is something special about the bit. You can buy a good bit that size for ~$30-40 or a decent bit for half that. I would toss it and buy a new one if it were me.

How bad is the chip? If it’s a small chip only on one corner, you could always keep that one as a “roughing” bit for when you don’t need a nice finish. It may cut just fine like it is :-)

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#2 posted 12-26-2019 08:40 PM



Hey bud. Buying a new one is pretty much a no-brainer on this one unless there is something special about the bit. You can buy a good bit that size for ~$30-40 or a decent bit for half that. I would toss it and buy a new one if it were me.

How bad is the chip? If it s a small chip only on one corner, you could always keep that one as a “roughing” bit for when you don t need a nice finish. It may cut just fine like it is :-)

- HokieKen


+1 i think it would probably cost as much and be a pita to mess with.

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Oldschoolguy

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#3 posted 12-27-2019 01:40 PM

Hey Pottz, Yeah a PITA for sure. I’m assuming that is the reason for the gifting. Thanks for your reply and have a great New Year.

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#4 posted 12-27-2019 02:14 PM



Hey Pottz, Yeah a PITA for sure. I m assuming that is the reason for the gifting. Thanks for your reply and have a great New Year.

- Oldschoolguy


nice guy dont forget to thank him,maybe a saw blade with missing teeth.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 12-27-2019 06:18 PM

Mostly in agreement with whats been said.

Totally off the beat, but seemingly not covered is that those are usually solid carbide on the better made ones (ones of higher value). Anyhow I am not sure if carbide itself does much chipping. Carbide saw teeth come off all the time, but that is poor brazing of the tooth to the saw, not carbide chipping itself. Back to chipped carbide, if it did, maybe that alone is saying something about the grade of the bit? I have several solid carbide bits, and have seen a few dull, but never chip.

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