Originally Posted by petersenj20
I hadn't really thought about the 1/4" shank being a problem. I do have a router that can accept 1/4 or 1/2" so won't be a problem. That was the first example I found so I posted it. I was more worried about the thing flexing at high speed and making an uneven plane.
I think it's common knowledge that a 1/2" shaft router bit is better than a 1/4" shafted one.
The larger shaft increases smoothness; less vibration.
There are other reasons...
Bob, of Bob & Rick, has mentioned benefits of a 1/2" shaft a few times in their shows.
IMHO, if you have a choice and can use a 1/2" shafted bit, USE IT...
There are times where you may not be able to get a certain bit with a 1/2" shaft... then, by all means, use what you can get to do the job.
I prefer 1/2" shafts and will use them over a 1/4" one whenever I can.
Just my humble opinion... ... to each his own...