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Hi All - Just joined - my first post. I'm finally setting up my workshop. I'll be doing mostly cabinet kind of things, I'm starting to get into some fine working. I'm planning a crib for my first grandson. I have a Bosch 4000 table saw and a Bosch 1617 router (plunge and table) on the way, along with Makita 18V driver/drill and hand tools. Now some questions:
1. I need to buy a few bits. At least in theory, I prefer to buy fewer, but better quality tools - I figure that I don't have enough money to buy the same tool twice (or more). My immediate need (I think) is for a round over, rabbet and straight edge bits. Will the rabbet serve for mortises? Is there anything else that I am likely to find very useful? Recommendations for brands Tools are VERY expensive in Israel - have a chance for someone to bring over a few things for me now from the States.
2. Suggestions for a dust exhaust system. My workshop is small, so space is a consideration. I can get a 3000W 80 liter vacuum, but have been told that it will clog very easily. Better ideas?
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Hank; welcome to the Forum! Or should I say 'Shalom'?

There's been a lot of discussion here re dust control. The long and the short of it is, given some space and shekels, running a minimum of 4" ducting to a cyclone type lid on a garbage can, then to your dust collector, will give you the cleanest return air with the least amount of chips/dust in the dust collector bag.
Everything else is icing on the cake.
Until you get your system up and running, please try and wear a Type 95 dust mask at the very least. Wood dust and your lungs are not compatible.
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Hank, download the PDF manual to your PC for future reference from this site:
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Top quality, made in the USA and less money than other premium bits. You can order these from Woodcraft.com

The best way to keep your vacuum from clogging is to install one of these separator units between your router (or other tools) and your shop vac. The Oneida-Air Dust Deputy Deluxe can also be purchased from Woodcraft; the Clear Vue Cyclones CV06 (blue lid) you must buy direct. Both work but I prefer the CV06.
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Mike; correct me if I'm wrong Hank, but importing into Israel is horrendously expensive.
Also, there's the issue of compatibility with their electrical system, perhaps?
Seems to me I'd heard that Israel was drastically reducing their tarriff barriers; is that true, Hank?
What is available, manufacturer wise?
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Yeh...I thought it might be a problem!
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Hi Hank. Welcome to the forum.

A rebbating bit will not work for a mortise. You will need a straight or spiral cutting bit.

Dust collection is a necessity for a small shop. Note, I said 'DUST' collection, not chip collection.

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Dan, Hank already has a vacuum. No electrical parts on the separators.

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Yes the rebbating bit will work for a mortise but you will need to plug the slot in some places. you can use them just like a slot cutter...or can just glue in from stock,the great out doors works well for your dust collection system...the KISS way...

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Yes the rebbating bit will work for a mortise but you will need to plug the slot in some places. you can use them just like a slot cutter...or can just glue in from stock,the great out doors works well for your dust collection system...the KISS way...

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Hi BJ,

I am confused. Are you talking about the mortise or the tenon.

Can you please show me how to cut a mortise with a rebbating bit?????

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Hi Hank, welcome to the forum. Amana router bits are made in Israel and are top of the line. Maybe they are cheaper over there than here. The 1/4" radius round over is the most commonly used round over bit. If you change the bearing to a smaller diameter one it will make an edge profile.

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