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Bought this bit years ago and cannot remember what it is for. Searched Milwaukee site, Amazon, and others and cannot identify it. It is Milwaukee # 48-23-6041. Any help would be appreciated. It has a cutting point with cutters on the side shaft as well.
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It is a pilot router bit.

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Bought this bit years ago and cannot remember what it is for. Searched Milwaukee site, Amazon, and others and cannot identify it. It is Milwaukee # 48-23-6041. Any help would be appreciated. It has a cutting point with cutters on the side shaft as well.
self boring pilot bit...
you don't need to drill a pilot hole ... it does it for you..
the end of the bit also acts as a guide bearing...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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My son used to use them for cutting holes in speaker boxes. Ones that are made from hi speed steel are used to cut window openings out of RVs, metal and sheathing at the same time.

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Thanks guys. Even with that information, I cannot remember why I bought it. I guess that comes with age.......
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I bought one and was going to use it for sign making.

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Here is a bit more information;
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They are very handy for installations, especially job site. When you get used to them you can plunge thru engineered wood, aluminum and vinyl, drywall (because they have one flute they can cut thru the metallic studs without gumming up) and even wood. Mind you when used this way they don't last long and because of the shape they can't be resharpened, but they are not expensive. You need a robust router as you use the whole bit in one shot not in increments. I like the Milwaukee 3-1/2hp fixed base as you can see where you are going to go thru a little better and the control is better - the function plunge mechanism is lost as you are going to go straight in all the way in one shot. If you are going to use this type of bit in a plunge router get the big DeWALT or Hitachi.

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we use to use them to cut out window and door openings....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
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we use to use them to cut out window and door openings....
What Stick said--Frame a wall, sheath it, place bit in router, plunge into the sheathing and the bit will follow the framing. When done, wait a little while before removing bit as it will be very hot. Hot enough to stick to both your thumb and index finger. No need to ask how i know.

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What Stick said--Frame a wall, sheath it, place bit in router, plunge into the sheathing and the bit will follow the framing. When done, wait a little while before removing bit as it will be very hot. Hot enough to stick to both your thumb and index finger. No need to ask how i know.

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as in welded....
no need to ask here either...

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