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RainMan 2.0 07-28-2014 11:28 PM

Wishful thinking
 
Well I thought I was being a little to optimistic and I was right . Burnt up a brand spanking new Freud bit . The one I used has the bearing at the end .
This is what's left of it after the smoke show

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i5...ps260a3d63.jpg

What I was trying to accomplish is I wanted to cut 3 separate fairly accurate holes in a two by six so I could mount 3 single electrical outlets .
So I built a template from mdf and made it so I could slide it down from one hole to the next location and re secure it thinking this would be the most efficient way to cut perfect rectangular holes.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i5...ps4b9492a4.jpg


Here's a pic with it secured to the 2/6
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i5...psdb9744de.jpg


So this is the position the 2/6 is in as I'm trying to route threw the wood . I drilled a hole so that the router bit could go threw and follow the jig
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i5...ps40e2de30.jpg


But because I'm lazy and didn't use a jig saw to remove the majority of the material first , it just ended up destroying the bit . I was surprised as it's just a cheap pine 2/6 and I thought it would go threw like butter .
Well I'm debating to buy the other straight bit tomorrow that has the bearing at the base instead , thinking that maybe because it has a cutter head on it's tip that it will do the job .
Or am I wasting another 30 bucks?

fire65 07-28-2014 11:40 PM

Looks like the bearing clogged up for some reason, possibly not quite deep enough. Did you try to remove all the material in one pass?
Probably should have jig sawed most of it and cleaned it up with your bit.
I had this happen on some solid surface tops and stopped using a bearing and went to bushings and straight bits.
Can you put a new bearing on or is the bit fried?
You might remove the bearing and run that bit with a bushing, just a thought, I hate throwing away a bit.

RainMan 2.0 07-28-2014 11:47 PM

Yes I had no option but to remove 1.5 inches of material deep while using this straight bit as it's bearing is on the tip and needed to follow my template .
But if I turn the template around and buy the other bit I mentioned , I could take a little out at a time so I believe it will work . Looks like it's back to the store

Semipro 07-29-2014 02:40 AM

Rick
Kind of looks like old-school carpentry, where they used to use fire to drill holes.

Stick486 07-29-2014 03:04 AM

time to retire some of the lazy... just some of it mind ya...
the cut wasn't cleaning out and your bit loaded up with pine sap and you see the results...
either hog out the waste and trim/clean up with the router or get an up spiral and multi-pass in plunge mode...

gmercer_48083 07-29-2014 07:26 AM

Rick, Use a Jig Saw from start to finish.

del schisler 07-29-2014 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RainMan1 (Post 392660)
Well I thought I was being a little to optimistic and I was right . Burnt up a brand spanking new Freud bit . The one I used has the bearing at the end .
This is what's left of it after the smoke show

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i5...ps260a3d63.jpg

What I was trying to accomplish is I wanted to cut 3 separate fairly accurate holes in a two by six so I could mount 3 single electrical outlets .
So I built a template from mdf and made it so I could slide it down from one hole to the next location and re secure it thinking this would be the most efficient way to cut perfect rectangular holes.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i5...ps4b9492a4.jpg


Here's a pic with it secured to the 2/6
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i5...psdb9744de.jpg


So this is the position the 2/6 is in as I'm trying to route threw the wood . I drilled a hole so that the router bit could go threw and follow the jig
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i5...ps40e2de30.jpg


But because I'm lazy and didn't use a jig saw to remove the majority of the material first , it just ended up destroying the bit . I was surprised as it's just a cheap pine 2/6 and I thought it would go threw like butter .
Well I'm debating to buy the other straight bit tomorrow that has the bearing at the base instead , thinking that maybe because it has a cutter head on it's tip that it will do the job .
Or am I wasting another 30 bucks?

why don't you try a spiral bit ? upcut ? instead of a streight bit, i belive the sprial will nove the chips out of the way better, the streight bit can't get rid of the chips as good so they get stuck in the bit and than it get's hot , my 2 cents good luck

Fraise 07-29-2014 07:55 AM

Your bit might not be as bad as you think. Try some oven cleaner on it to get the tar off.

Stick486 07-29-2014 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fraise (Post 392698)
Your bit might not be as bad as you think. Try some oven cleaner on it to get the tar off.

no on the oven cleaner....
it's very detrimental to the brazing...

ToolCrib.com's Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Saw Blades and Router Bits |

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthre...475#post821475

RainMan 2.0 07-29-2014 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by del schisler (Post 392697)
why don't you try a spiral bit ? upcut ? instead of a streight bit, i belive the sprial will nove the chips out of the way better, the streight bit can't get rid of the chips as good so they get stuck in the bit and than it get's hot , my 2 cents good luck

I don't know what a spiral bit is yet lol . It doesn't work with a jig though does it?
Or do you free hand it and get as close to the edges as possible?


Update: ok I see what a spiral bit is . Have to see what's in town,...not sue if I need the one with a bearing , or does the side of the shaft act as a guide?

In my defence it was probably over a 100 degrees in my garage which wasn't really helping things . Had to go in the house and get a towel to help keep sweat from dripping on my router causing a short :(


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