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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-24-2018, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Just putting this out there so people are aware. I saw this photo on Amazon included in an ad for a tongue and groove router bit set. The photo shows the bit able to make smooth bottom plunge cuts. This is not possible with this bit. It also shows it able to be used in a drill to do this. I’m not 100% sure a router bit couldn’t be used in a drill for some things but I don’t see this one doing it. Drills do not have the RPM’s that a router has even on its slowest speed. Having not tried this, and knowing that a tongue and groove bit is designed to contact wood from the side I could see this particular bit acting more like a wheel and skipping along the surface at drill RPM’s.
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Also wanted to say the bores shown in the pic have clearly been made using a forstner bit, and those bits are made for drills. This slot cutter had nothing to do with these bores, and was only placed there to take the pic. It will not make the cuts shown.

Any seasoned woodworker and even those with only modest experience like myself would catch this, but a novice and new start ups may not know and these types of pics are deceiving, possibly even leading to someone getting hurt.
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It's hard to see how that could be an honest mix-up in photo layout. Sometimes it's hard enough to know you're buying the right thing even when the description and photo is accurate. If you send the link, I'd like to look up the specifics of the seller.

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HandsEase Tongue and Groove Router Bit 1/2 Inch Shank+45įLock Miter Router Bit Wood Milling Cutter For Doors, Tables, Shelves, Walls, DIY Project https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HNJFKDQ..._84v-BbQCJPW50
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A router bit in a drill . Now I’ve seen it all ,and it’s not even April fools day lol
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To be fair, a newbie isn't likely to be using a rail and stile set.
But yeh, pretty strange. Almost like the manufacturer and the marketing guys have never had a conversation...or at least not in the same dialect.
And the photographer? Well he's like 'Router, drill; you say tomato I say tomato'.
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I've used a router bit in a DP before. It works but not very good.

I've been seeing ads on facebook by an outfit named Gearbest, out of the UK I think. Lately they were advertising square mortise chisels saying that you could cut square holes with them. They neglected to mention that you needed a mortiser or drill press conversion to be able to use them and they only showed the square hole with someone holding the bit next to it, implying that it was done by hand. Very similar to what you saw Duane.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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That is crazy, I can't see any correlation between the picture and the work. Thanks for posting, Duane.
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I've used a router bit in a DP before. It works but not very good.

I've been seeing ads on facebook by an outfit named Gearbest, out of the UK I think. Lately they were advertising square mortise chisels saying that you could cut square holes with them. They neglected to mention that you needed a mortiser or drill press conversion to be able to use them and they only showed the square hole with someone holding the bit next to it, implying that it was done by hand. Very similar to what you saw Duane.
Chuck I have seen where guys have taken the square machine chisel and turned a handle for it and used it to cut square holes and cleanup mortises, but they had to drill a round hole first with a drill.
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I'm thinking stupid PR guy. Some of the PR BS is jaw dropping.

"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
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