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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-13-2016, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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I'm using my router sled a lot to flatten small panels of wood, but I only have narrow cutters and its taking way too long to cover the surface. Is there a cutter that will "polish" wood to a width of 2" or thereabouts?
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I think most people use a 3/4"-1" straight bit for this purpose. A 2" router bit should only be used in a table.
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Maybe one of these would speed er up. Mega Dado and Planer Bit - FineWoodworking
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Herb, thats what I'm after.
Typical though, The uk branch of infinity is out of stock. I've emailed asking for a delivery date. Thanks very much
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Bowl bits are usually a bit wider Bob and they have radiused corners so they are less likely to leave lap marks.
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sounds a tad dangerous to me, use a hand planer or jointer for the job.

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sounds a tad dangerous to me, use a hand planer or jointer for the job.
Hope these aren't banned too.
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Herb, thats what I'm after.
Typical though, The uk branch of infinity is out of stock. I've emailed asking for a delivery date. Thanks very much
Hope you have a variable speed router motor as a slower speed might be required for this bit.
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sounds a tad dangerous to me, use a hand planer or jointer for the job.
It's a process that has been done many times by many people with great success Roger and is more accurate than a plane and often the pieces are far too wide to put on a jointer. I used a 1.5" straight bit from Lee Valley to level the work bench I made by laminating 2 bys together.

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it seems everything is banned in the UK, ha ha. But only for commercial use of course.

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