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I am new here, so my knowledge is lacking. I have been trying to determine a way of drilling a hole 2.5 inches and 0.5 inches deep in a block of cherry. Tried forstner bits, but they dull too fast, so i figured a router is the answer. I just have a low end craftsman 600 to start out, so i need to get the template bushing guide and make a template to make this work, but i am hoping to learn a lot of other applications for a router.

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Welcome to the forum, Paul.

If you calculate the offset between the cutter and the template guide, you should have no problem.

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Hey Paul,
Welcome to the forum. Your call handle is Hudsonhacker, does this mean you are in beautiful Hudson? I'm in St Lazare.
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Welcome to the forum Paul. I like using Lee Valley's forstner bits. They last quite a while. The router is a viable way to do the hole but the forstner should be quicker.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Hi Paul. The question is, how many holes would you like to make? Forstner is surely the quickest. For lotsa holes maybe a 1/2" -3/4" flat bottom plunge bit? Does the 600 plunge? Carbide tips and go to town. Bigger bit wins.
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Hi Dan

Yes, i am in Hudson ,QC, just down the road from you. Been spending too much time up at the sawmill (JTM) lately!

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The router i have is not a plunge version. Guess i will just use a 1 inch spade bit to drill out the center of the hole and then use the router to finish up the rest of the hole out to the 2.5 inches.

I agree a forsdtner bit is the way to go, but my drill press is very basic and I cannot get to speeds below 600 rpm, but 2.5 inch forstner bits need to be run much slower, down around 250 rpm. At 600 rpm, the bit just dulls after about 1/4 of an inch.
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Yeah your drilll press is too fast for large bits. I have an old metal lathe that turns as slow as 22-25 rpm at the slowest speed and most people wouldn't believe how fast it drills at that speed and it never burns the bits. Much faster than at higher rpm. I have been mulling over in my head a way to get my drill press from 250 rpm down to at least 50rpm if not slower.

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