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08-23-2020 12:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: end grain planing router bits

I just purchased my router sled for slabs and trying to figure out what bits would be best for planing the end grain pieces! I make a lot of epoxy pieces with wood cookies and want to buy I bit that will leave a smooth surface, any recommendations?

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#1 posted 08-23-2020 01:15 PM

You can use any wide straight bit but the bottom cleaning bits are designed for the task so will work better. Look for one about 1-1/2” diameter to make the task go faster. Never used one on end grain so I am not sure if a smaller size might work better on those.

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#3 posted 08-23-2020 09:52 PM

I’m using this one in my router sled.

I get most of my router bits from this web site, that is if I can not find it locally.
A search for spoilboard turned up all these options listed below.

And Woodpeckers is offering a router sled now, or they call it a slab flattening mill.
(I’m using a home made sled), But at the bottom of the page they have the Amana bits and a whiteside brand bit.

The whiteside bit is a 2” diameter, and some of the amana bits get even larger.
I did read on the Woodpecker site that they recommend a 2hp or more router.
So I have that 1-1/2” amana bit in a Dewalt 618 2-1/4 hp router.
I felt 1-1/2” was as big as I should go. But I have a raised panel bit that I use in my router lift that is larger.
So if you go with a 2” plus. Let us know how it works out.
Oh, and what sled did you buy? And what router are you going to use?

-- John

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