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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


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! Magnate 2707 Surface Planing ( Bottom Cleaning ) Router Bit - 2-3/4" Cutting Diameter: Home Improvement
08-03-2012 01:29 AM
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 Magnate 2704 Surface Planing ( Bottom Cleaning ) Router Bit - 1-1/4" Cutting Diameter: Home Improvement
07-30-2012 09:39 PM
Originally Posted by jw2170 View Post
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
Originally Posted by Mike View Post
That should work fine Dave.

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 the end of the job...the real plus you will have one bit that will do more than one 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 ...


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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