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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-19-2014, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Hi there, I've got a wood shaper with a bearing and flush cutter bit on it.

I'm curious what is the best way to use the template..

The template is 32" long x 8" wide and has 2 curved ends. Should I apply the template on the bottom and have bottom rub collar, or vice versa?
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Welcome to the forum!

Will work either way. If your shaper isn't reversible, you may need to do both, so that you cutting down the grain to prevent chipout.

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Hello and welcome to the router forums.
I tried to keep the bearing and template on the top seem safer to me.
But like Duane's says sometimes due chipout you have to reverse it

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I prefer the template on the top, that way it's not such a mystery where the template is underneath the oversized piece of timber.
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