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I recently bought my first plunge router. I have an old Craftsman I have been using on a very small bench and freehand. Probably a silly question but are the bits used in a plunge router different than a stationary router?
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Probably a silly question but are the bits used in a plunge router different than a stationary router?
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Hi Ronleaton,

The only diffrence might be that the "Old Craftsman" probably was fit with a 1/4" collet to fit 1/4" shank bits.. If your new plunge router is a powerhouse model, it probably has the option of either 1/4" or 1/2" shank bits. Do yourself a favor and get the bits with the 1/2" shank.

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Actually, there is difference between a true plunge router bits and none plunge router bits.
Plunge router bits have a cutter head for plunging action.
Of course you could use a regular bit and do the same thing but most likely you would feel the difference and few other things in the long run.

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True plunge bit......

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops.../bt_plung.html

None plunge bit.......

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops.../bt_strai.html

Note the extra cutter head.
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