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Is there a simple method for setting the height of a round over bit, particularly the small ones, !/8 1/4 etc, without getting a shoulder and having to use trial and error raising or lowering the bit a dozen times or more to get rid of it ? Thanks Oldrusty
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Trial and error works for me!
I usually try and start with the smaller cut and work up to the cut +shoulder, then back off a tich.
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Same as Dan. You usually need to sand a little anyway so a very tiny bit of shoulder or a very tiny bit of sharp curve is usually of no consequence. I can usually sight across the sole plate of the router and get it close enough.

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I'm with Dan and Charles. I use the same methods. It's not as much work as you think, I usually get what I want with one or two test cuts. You can use a piece of scrap and only have to rout enough of a roundover to check it. (Less than an inch of the edge.)

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Amen Charles

Spend a minute sanding or 5 dialing in?

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Agreed Bill. A roundover is very, very rarely that critical.

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I use the edge of a 6" stainless steel ruler and bring the outer edge of the bit until it just meets the edge of the ruler that I'm holding flat on the table.

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Rich; yes, but I use a plastic straightedge as I'm paranoid about bringing metal into contact with the carbide cutting edge. Probably no validity to my concern?
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Rich; yes, but I use a plastic straightedge as I'm paranoid about bringing metal into contact with the carbide cutting edge. Probably no validity to my concern?
I use an aluminum straight edge for set up 1/8 x 1" x12" it also is used for measuring and layout It is softer than carbide. Quillman mills aluminum with router bits so I am not worried about nicking my bits

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