Need some guidance
Hi everyone, have a couple of questions , knew just where to go to get help.
I am trying to do some plunge routing in the middle of MDF, I have a craftsman 2 1/4 hp router, the bit I am using is a rockler classic fluted plunge bit, it is an 1 3/8 in diameter with a bearing same diameter. Had to make a new sub base as the factory one was an 1 1/4 .
New one i made is with zero clearance,
Is the bearing suppose to ride with zero clearance or does it matter?
Reason I am asking is trying to get the dust collection going, factory dust port will not work with this setup.
Was thinking of getting the onaida sub base with the built in vacuum port, it has a center diameter of 2 “ and the bit is only an 1 3/8
So I was wondering if this would be ok to use this way. Any other recommendations for the dust collection? MDF sure makes a mess.