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built the pin for the router table. works great for the plug plates with a 1/4 inch cutter. using a 1/8 inch cutter for the relatively small hole in the switch plates and I'm getting flex in the cutter. it is a single flute cutter so that may be the problem any ideas? short end mill perhaps? roto zip type cutter?
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You can use the 1/4" bit and than use the 1/8" after,, it's best to get a high end 1/8" bit, the one that comes with many inlay kits works well, it's made to do many jobs. buy two the bits do like to break easy.. but for 10.oo bucks it's hard to beat the price on the bit.
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built the pin for the router table. works great for the plug plates with a 1/4 inch cutter. using a 1/8 inch cutter for the relatively small hole in the switch plates and I'm getting flex in the cutter. it is a single flute cutter so that may be the problem any ideas? short end mill perhaps? roto zip type cutter?



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got some new1/8 2 flt cutters. they work better but not good. i can do the plug holes just fine with the 1/8 cutter. i'm going to try to drop the cutter speed and see if that helps
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I must press the point about using the right bit and don't pull the speed down, crank it up to high..let the bit do the work and it will.. just like cutting butter..

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got some new1/8 2 flt cutters. they work better but not good. i can do the plug holes just fine with the 1/8 cutter. i'm going to try to drop the cutter speed and see if that helps



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i'll try an end mill and see if that helps
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