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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-26-2020, 11:34 AM
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I have a very expensive carbide down spiral bit to remind me not to lift the bit out while the router is running or winding down. I also chewed up the top of my beloved DadoWiz jig. Still usable, but a reminder every time I use it.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-26-2020, 11:52 AM
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I remember when carbide bits first came out the had some single cutter bits, in small diameters.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-27-2020, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I accidentally dropped a brand new Freud router bit and chipped the carbide tip. Is it safe to continue using it, or do I have to buy another one?
. I would not use the bit for fear it might crack apart under high speed. You might want to send it back to the factory to have them put a new carbide blade on the the bit and balance it. Good luck with the repair!
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-28-2020, 02:54 PM
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And don't let the expense of bit replacement make you sad, either. Compared to most tools, bits are among the cheaper pieces to replace, which this one would have been eventually too. Just mark it up to experience - I doubt you will EVER drop another router bit again!

In fact, as a reminder, it's slowly becoming a habit with me to do an inspection of a bit - including loose bearings (!) - whenever I setup for a router cut session. Going slow at first makes the job go a lot quicker!
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