Question on raised panels
I am new here. Just bought a Bosch 1617evspk and 1171 table. I am building a built in cabinet for my seemingly never ending basement finishing project.
I decided I wanted to make some raised panel doors. When I went to buy the router, they had 2 different raised panel bits. A Skil raised panel bit set that was very inexpensive and an expensive rail and stile and raised panel bit for bosch.
Since I was getting a bosech router, and because the Skil bit set looked a bit cheap, I went with the bosch bits.
Here is my concern. The bosch panel bit is 3.5 inches in diameter. I asked the guy at the tool counter if this router would swing it. He said sure as long as you run it slow and do it little by little and don't try and cut it in one pass.
I am still a bit concerned after looking at the sheer diameter of the bit. So I guess my questions is, will this router swing and effectively swing this bit and work? Or should i go back and get the cheaper, and mch small Skil bit?