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
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.
Here's a pic with it secured to the 2/6
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
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?
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.
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
Kind of looks like old-school carpentry, where they used to use fire to drill holes.
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...
Rick, Use a Jig Saw from start to finish.
Your bit might not be as bad as you think. Try some oven cleaner on it to get the tar off.
it's very detrimental to the brazing...
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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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