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I have some sink cut-outs from a local cabinet shop. I plan on using them for several projects, including a router table. However, the edges are rough and I would like to clean them up a bit. They are laminate over an engineered/particleboard substrate. I have some Ryobi straight bits that will work as far as the thickness of the cut-out. Will they work with the laminate or should I get something else? FYI, I have a Lowe's store close. WC store is about 40 minutes away. Thanks for your help.
This will be my first router project. Hopefully, I can get it done and keep all body parts where originally installed.
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I have some sink cut-outs from a local cabinet shop. I plan on using them for several projects, including a router table. However, the edges are rough and I would like to clean them up a bit. They are laminate over an engineered/particleboard substrate. I have some Ryobi straight bits that will work as far as the thickness of the cut-out. Will they work with the laminate or should I get something else? FYI, I have a Lowe's store close. WC store is about 40 minutes away. Thanks for your help.
This will be my first router project. Hopefully, I can get it done and keep all body parts where originally installed.
Hi John - Ryobi bits should be OK. Just need to clamp or tape some guide strips to guide the base plate of the router with. Don't know what size bits you have but I would suggest a max amount of cut about 1/4 the bit diameter. That's just me, I've seen suggested maximum depths of cut but this is a little different in that your just shaving the edges. I don't recall seeing any guidelines for this type of cut so this is just a rule I made for myself and am comfortable with.
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