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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-02-2018, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Jack, congratulations, what a great job you have done. I did purchase a pair of Amana 2-flute straight bit from Toolstoday at a very good price, cheaper than Diablo at the HD, they are fantastic.

Following the advise of everyone here I was able to cut a perfect template with a top bearing flush trim bit and also a perfect hole for the speakers, these are samples just to practice. Now I am ready to start the real work but I am having trouble with the rabbeting bit, please see photos. It seems that I do not know how to handle the router. I used this bit forty years ago when I built my first pair of speakers, it is a Craftsman and it is burned but I used it to practice.
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Horacio - I'd have to ask what direction you were routing - you should be going clockwise but it looks like the bit was pulling away from the edge which might indicate you were going in the wrong direction.

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Agree with Vince you should be going clock wise, also you are cutting to deep a rabbet in one pass start with a larger bearing then switch to smaller bearing till you reach the depth you want.
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I passed it clockwise but as I said, the bit is over 40 years old, it uses screws instead of bearings. I should have thrown it away a long time ago but since I found it I used it to practice. I think that the screw does not have the versatility and free movement of a bearing, I will buy a Multi-Rabbet bit with four and six different rabbet depths.
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The depth for the speaker frame is only 3.5mm but the width is 19.05mm or 3/4". The cut widths are between 1/8" to 1/2" max. How do I reach 3/4", any suggestions?

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there are bits that will cut what you need..
https://www.amazon.com/Whiteside-Rou...SIN=B01LXIM0YH
https://www.infinitytools.com/mega-r...nd-bearing-set


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If you plan on using this type bit a lot I would get it in 1/2” shank and replaceable carbide cutting edges ( an RC model). It’s a fair bit more money up front but will save you money in the long run.

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My router will accept only a 3/8" shank maximum
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Hello Chaps,

Attached are photos of my cabinets, they are far from finished, the base of the electrostatic panels need to be covered probably with pieces of kerf MDF and later veneered, they also need to be stained.

Per Jack's recommendations I bought several Amana router bits, they are great and a good value for the money, I purchased them from Toolstoday, I am very satisfied with their attention and customer support.

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Pretty nice case work. Got me wondering what happened to my rabbet set?

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