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Is it possible to use a straight bit with an edge guide instead of using a flush trim bit? I don't have a flush trim bit at the moment so I am looking to improvise.
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Is it possible to use a straight bit with an edge guide instead of using a flush trim bit? I don't have a flush trim bit at the moment so I am looking to improvise.
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can you describe your set up and what you are trying to do???

router mounted edge guide or clamp on or straight edge???

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can you describe your set up and what you are trying to do???

router mounted edge guide or clamp on or straight edge???
I have some oak trim joined and glued to the bottom of a cherry table top. The oak trim is protruding out around 1/16 of an inch. I want to get rid of that 1/16 and make it flush with the top.

I have a router mounted edge guide that I was thinking using.
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I have some oak trim joined and glued to the bottom of a cherry table top. The oak trim is protruding out around 1/16 of an inch. I want to get rid of that 1/16 and make it flush with the top.

I have a router mounted edge guide that I was thinking using.
risky business to get it perfect...
I wouldn't attempt it w/ anything less than a bit that has a top bearing on it...
for 20 bucks.. why gamble...

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It is very doable, I trim my solid surface tops like this all the time. I use a 2" straight bit with a straight edge clamped to the top.
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