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This is my first post and I am just setting up a router table and want to do some simple rabbet cuts to make wooden lens boards for old view cameras. Looking at the mail order catalogs I find spiral straight bits that look just like two flute milling cutters. I am going to use 1/4" and 3.8" 5 and 7 ply aircraft Birch plywood. Since I do more metal work that wood work I do have those that would fit my PC 693.
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Maurice,

my concern would be speed ratings of a milling cutter versus the speed of your router. A router bit might be cheap insurance.

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Can't see why they wouldn't work, providing the collet size is exactly that of the cutters, I would experiment and keep the speed low until you have had a very good run, although it is not neccessary to have your router running so very fast to complete a job when a much slower speed wil suffice.



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Hi Maurice

They will work but probably dull fairly soon. There is a big difference between running them at 800rpm with coolant on metal and running them without coolant at at least 8000rpm in plywood. Although the material is softer, the glue in ply can be abrasive.

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