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Hello all , I was directed to this forum via a search for an opinion on Routing out my Aluminum saw table top and wa sadvised to seek out this forum and BOBJ3 in particular. Here is my original question and thanks in advance for you input.

"I want to modify my silly craftsman miter slots to standard 3/4. So , I am contemplating taking a 3/4 inch straight router bit and widen the slots from .650 to .750( 3/4 ) . I am interested in your thoughts on the matter, specifically using the router to widen the aluminum slots."

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Hi Frost

I don't see why not,,, ,I would clamp two boards to the top for the router to slide down but on the inside of the 3/4" thick boards,,,use your 1/2" solid carb.bit but take a very light cut with the bit ( 1/16" to 1/8" max) it may take many passes to get the job done be sure to wear eye protection and your slow setting on your router..
Most of the Craftsman saws have a little dog sticking out over the miter slot be sure to remove them 1st.
You don't want to use a 3/4" wide bit,it will jam in the slot and you don't want that.

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Hello all , I was directed to this forum via a search for an opinion on Routing out my Aluminum saw table top and wa sadvised to seek out this forum and BOBJ3 in particular. Here is my original question and thanks in advance for you input.

"I want to modify my silly craftsman miter slots to standard 3/4. So , I am contemplating taking a 3/4 inch straight router bit and widen the slots from .650 to .750( 3/4 ) . I am interested in your thoughts on the matter, specifically using the router to widen the aluminum slots."

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Welcome ! Bobj3 is the one to ask. He has the most post, and a lot of good information. i hope that you enjoy the forum, and Get into the forum with post, and pictures of that finish saw project.

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