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I recently bought the Whiteside SC50 router bit. Precision carving at its finest.....in my humble, naive, inexperienced and unsolicited opinion.

Granted, due to the contour and diameter of the router bit, you are very limited on the depth and speed of cut. So that means if you want a really deep cut you will be making several passes. YOU CAN'T HORSE THIS BIT.....YOU WILL SNAP THE END OF THE BIT OFF. And they can't be reground easily.....it's cheaper (all things considered) to replace it when that happens.

I recently made a sign using this bit. I used it for the doves (4 each) in the "Faith Sign" I made using White Pine. I cut them to a depth of 1/8", in 1 pass, and they were perfect. I did not go any deeper. They say the maximum depth should be no more than 3/16" in softer woods.

I give this bit two thumbs up. If you have used this bit, how do you rate it? And why?
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I would definitely give it two thumbs up also Frank. I have used it quite a bit for routing images like my Mark Twain sign, shop sign, and others. I generally keep my depth under 1/8" and find it looks fine after painting. I really like the ability to do fine detail hand-held routing with this bit. I know they say it is a fragile bit but I also use it to clean out the backgrounds in tight design areas with no problems so far. Definitely a bit I depend on for the kinds of signs and things I like to make.
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The majority of my bits are Whitside and I give their products an enthusiastic thumbs up.
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Oliver, was that your sign that Eric showed as Sign Carver of the Day?

That was awesome!!!!

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Oliver, was that your sign that Eric showed as Sign Carver of the Day?

That was awesome!!!!
Yes it was, Frank. Thanks. Here's another look at it.
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Yes it was, Frank. Thanks. Here's another look at it.
Oliver, how did you transfer this to your board for carving?

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I used a glued down paper pattern for this sign, Frank because I hadn't listened to Barb (@outofthewoodwork) when she kept saying, "Use wintergreen oil, stupid." Okay, I may be paraphrasing here but her message was finally heeded and I no longer use paper. (Why are women always so much smarter?)

Here is the sign being routed in less than one minute. (There may be some technical augmentation involved in the video.)

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Mr CNC in action. very nice sign.
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