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I read recently about using a router to plane timber? I have some small sections of batten, stripwood. 2 cm x 2.7 cm. I'd like to reduce to 1 cm x 1.5 cm. Also I have some smaller stuff 1 cm x 1.5 cm I'd like to reduce this to 0.5 cm x 1 cm. If I can use a router what type of bit do I use? Would be nice to get a bit that can do this but also use the bit for other stuff. Would I use the low power router I'm thinking of getting from B&Q? Refer to my other post today, " Router Suitable For hinge And Lock Work? " for details, spec of this router.
Or would I use the more powerful Dewalt 625 I've been advised to get?
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The Dewalt is more suited to table work and for planing you'll be doing that on the table.
If you are going to be doing a bit of routing, having the B&Q one for lock and hinge and finishing hand jobs and the Dewalt in the table is a good combination.
The B&Q one is only going to take a 1/4" shank bit and it's not really stiff enough for planing. I know they do an 8mm collet with it but you won't find many 8mm shank bits in the UK.
The Dewalt will take 1/2" shank bits.
For planing, get yourself a CMT 806.690.11 bit (3/4" x 2" on a 1/2" shank) from Axminster Tools. There may be other CMT stockists but I know Axminster do CMT.

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The Dewalt is more suited to table work and for planing you'll be doing that on the table.
If you are going to be doing a bit of routing, having the B&Q one for lock and hinge and finishing hand jobs and the Dewalt in the table is a good combination.
The B&Q one is only going to take a 1/4" shank bit and it's not really stiff enough for planing. I know they do an 8mm collet with it but you won't find many 8mm shank bits in the UK.
The Dewalt will take 1/2" shank bits.
For planing, get yourself a CMT 806.690.11 bit (3/4" x 2" on a 1/2" shank) from Axminster Tools. There may be other CMT stockists but I know Axminster do CMT.

Cheers

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Ok I'll get one of those, thanks.
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