I'm making a drum shell and was trying to level the edge with a router. I put the router on a stand (approx 5.5" high) and put the shell under it. I've found that it has chipped the edges. It was a straight router bit, it was parallel to the grain and I removed less than 1mm. Is this normal, and could it be fixed with a better router bit? I do have an extra long router bit that I could try, and it was much more expensive.
My router bit was part of a set, so it's probably not the best and I have already used it to round off the outside of an oak shell.
The shell is pine, but I wanted to do the same to an oak shell. Fortunately the pine shell is for practicing and the finish was already poor (lots of knots etc.).