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08-08-2012 09:19 PM
giradman Hi ALL again and thanks for your comments & advice!

After considering the suggestions & the cost of putting my own sled together (assuming some mistakes & extra $$), I ordered the Woodhaven sled below (the smaller one which will be fine for me) - today, I put the sled together and it looks great - I really like the router mounting options, i.e. pretty much any of my routers that will fit!

NOW, I'm in a quandary regarding how to use this sled - the manual provides several solutions but NOT to my liking - SO, for those that own this Woodhaven product, I would appreciate some input as to 'alternatives' from the few recommended in the manual - any ideas would be greatly appreciated - thanks. Dave

08-03-2012 09:24 AM
bobj3 1 pc 1/2 Sh 1-3/4" Diameter Bottom Cleaning Router Bit | eBay


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08-03-2012 01:42 AM
Chris Curl yes, i saw them up to 2 3/4" on amazon. and i just got a variable speed 1/2" collet plunge router ... im ready for it!

Amazon.com: Magnate 2707 Surface Planing ( Bottom Cleaning ) Router Bit - 2-3/4" Cutting Diameter: Home Improvement
08-03-2012 01:29 AM
MAFoElffen
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Originally Posted by Chris Curl View Post
Chris- Look closer... Magnate makes the bit up to 3" in 1/2" shank (#2709).
08-03-2012 12:59 AM
Chris Curl i just came across this: looks like it would be very good for planing

Amazon.com: Magnate 2704 Surface Planing ( Bottom Cleaning ) Router Bit - 1-1/4" Cutting Diameter: Home Improvement
07-30-2012 09:39 PM
giradman
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Originally Posted by jw2170 View Post
Agree.......
1 1/8" should be OK...If you find you are doing a lot of planing with the router a bottom cleaning bit may be helpful.
Thanks Guys for the comments - I may still purchase one of those rounded bowl clean-out bits and try both - NOW, to making my ski jig - Dave
07-30-2012 08:04 PM
jw2170
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Originally Posted by Mike View Post
That should work fine Dave.
Agree.......

1 1/8" should be OK...

If you find you are doing a lot of planing with the router a bottom cleaning bit may be helpful.
07-30-2012 01:05 PM
Mike That should work fine Dave.
07-30-2012 10:31 AM
giradman Thanks ALL for your comments on jigs & bits for panel flattening - believe that the 'ski approach' looks effective and an easy build - likely would use my DeWalt plunge router w/ a 1/2" shank bit.

The other day I was re-organizing (and centralizing) my router bit collection and found the pattern bit below which I purchase from Woodcraft years ago and have used only several times on 'top pattern' cutting.

Now the diameter is 1 1/8" w/ flat bottom cutters - since I will not be taking off much material w/ single passes, this bit should work - if others' bring up objections, then I'll look for another bit but seems like plenty 'wide' ones w/ flat bottoms will suffice for this purpose. Dave

07-26-2012 02:17 PM
bobj3 Hi Mike

The bits makes it easy on the router,1 1/4" is a big path to remove,it's like using a skew angle bit,removes a little bit at one time but it will be flat....at the end of the job...the real plus you will have one bit that will do more than one job..you can also add a bearing to the bit for a great bowl bit,you can also use it with the bigger brass guides..from Lee Valley ...

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Originally Posted by MAFoElffen View Post
Bob- That price beats the heck out of any other bits I've found here. I was thinking of a project that one would be just right for.

When used for planing, does that one have any problems trying to lift or float? Or since it's a bowl bit, the bottom of the cutter makes up for that?


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