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Originally Posted by Dewy
I've never used an overarm router but worked on vertical mills as a toolmaker for 30 years.
These were like a very big overarm router and I sometimes used it in lunch breaks to mill wood for various things.
I'd love to have one in my home workshop as the machine I used was so versatile.
Milling cutters for steel cut wood well with a good finish.
I have a few 1/4" 3 flute milling cutters and often use these in my 1/4" router to cut a stopped slot in a breadboard edge.
The spiral on the cutters clears the swarf away so no clogging.
I found the mill indispensible when making jigs as I could just turn the handles the requires distance.
A drilling jig I made 16 years ago for accurately drilling screw holes or dowels in melamine particle board is as accurate now as it was then.
Trend make the Routascetch specifically for such engraving and lettering.
It's £30 (approx $50)
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