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I am new to the forum and to routing. I live in South Australia and I am reasonably handy and generally do the fix it jobs around the house.

My question is: I have a portable Plunge Router that takes 6.4mm shaft bits and I'm building some shelves using 16mm melamine. It appears that the bits are not deep enough to edge the sheets. Does this mean that I need to buy a bigger router to that takes the larger shaft bits?

Thanks for the anticipated help and advice.
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What you have there is a router with a 1/4 " collet therefor you will use 1/4 " shank cutters, go online or look in any catalogue,( I don't know whose you use over there), and you wil find cutters of the right shank size but with enough depth of carbide to do your trimming.



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Hi all,

I am new to the forum and to routing. I live in South Australia and I am reasonably handy and generally do the fix it jobs around the house.

My question is: I have a portable Plunge Router that takes 6.4mm shaft bits and I'm building some shelves using 16mm melamine. It appears that the bits are not deep enough to edge the sheets. Does this mean that I need to buy a bigger router to that takes the larger shaft bits?

Thanks for the anticipated help and advice.

Welcome to the forum.

Try CARB-I-TOOL

they will have the cutter you want.

What make/model router do you have?

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