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Hello everyone. I am hoping you guys could give me a little advice. I just purchased a Cable Porter router, model 892. It has a 2 1/4 hp motor. I familiar with other power tools. But, I have never used a router before. I need to make a 20" diameter circle made of 3/4" plywood. I also just purchased a bit manufactured by Freud. It has a 1/2" shaft. It's cutting section has a 5/8" diameter. The section is one inch long. It is a 'double flute straight bit. Is this it appropriate for the task at hand? Thank you for your consideration.
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Hello, Gary, and welcome to the forum.

That cutter should do the job very nicely.

I would make the cut in 3 passes by 1/4" .

Do you have a circle jig that will cut to 10" radius?

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Welcome Gary.

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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Circle jig. Multiple passes at different depths. Glad you joined us.
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Hello, Gary, and welcome to the forum.

That cutter should do the job very nicely.

I would make the cut in 3 passes by 1/4" .

Do you have a circle jig that will cut to 10" radius?
Thanks for the guidence. I do not have a jig. I plan to build one. I hope things are going well for you.
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In my view, your cutter is too big for circle making.
A pathway (cutter cuts on both sides and bottom of the pathway) cut is as demanding
as they get. A 5/8 CD cutter is taking way too much waste.
Best tool for most circle making apps = solid carbide x 1/4", 1 or 2 flute, spiral or
straight. & the flute length should be as short as practical.
Some circle jig making ideas.
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