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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello Routers, I am a beginning wood worker (I have had a about 12 hours tuition from an excellent cabinet maker in his shop). I told my wife that I needed a router to make the shelves and book cases we want for our renovation. She went straight out and bought a Stanley M110 on craig's list...
  2. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    Hi everyone, I am new to woodworking and have just acquired a router table. I am still experimenting with it and have found that I have difficulty in setting exact (mm range) router bit depth/height, e.g. say, cutting a 5mm deep dado). Could someone please inform me about ready made (but not...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Greetings from Florida. I'm new to the forum and would like to receive feedback from all of you on router bit recommendations. I appreciate your time responding to this request. :dirol::dirol:
  4. Starting Off
    Hi All - Just joined - my first post. I'm finally setting up my workshop. I'll be doing mostly cabinet kind of things, I'm starting to get into some fine working. I'm planning a crib for my first grandson. I have a Bosch 4000 table saw and a Bosch 1617 router (plunge and table) on the way, along...
  5. General Routing
    I need advice on which basic router bits one should have to start off with? They are pretty expensive, so will have to build them up gradually. B-J
  6. Table-mounted Routing
    Hi Folks, I just started to learn and do some routing, right now I am staying with the table. But I am having trouble choosing the right size bit for the thickness of wood I am using. Also, positioning the wood and the bit on the table. I have a Wolfcraft 490 router table with a Port Cable...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello, everyone. I'm an amateur woodworker and I am getting a Bosch 1617EVSPK 12 Amp 2-1/4-Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets. I plan on using this in making cabinets, tables, and other furniture. My question is regarding bits. I don't...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, this is my first post ever. I am a UK based luthier that has been hobby building for a while and now decided to pack in the rat race and set up shop building professionally. I have most basic equip but am in process of buying better and new equipment. Can anyone recommend a good bandsaw...
  9. New Member Introductions
    I'm a 48 y/o single male who is going through my mid life crisis. Instead of cars though I have this burning desire to create things with wood. I took three years of wood shop and two years of metal shop in Junior High School. I never really did much with that knowledge until the last year. I...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I love the taste of saw dust in the air, but if my tools are dull then all I smell is burnt wood. Because of this I started to sharpen my bits and one thing led to another and now thats what I do. My wife does most of the wood cutting now but at least we can spend more time together. We...
  11. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    Been wondering if those IN-GROOVE CNC INSERT ENGRAVING SYSTEM bits can work in a hand held router. Called Amana and the technical department said they have liability issues to worry about and cannot say one way or another. I cannot see why they would not work for hand held routers. Does anyone...
  12. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    When folks inquire as to the best tool to utilize, we typically begin with a series of questions to ensure that we are providing the correct tool for the application. The below information could assist with getting a better understanding of how to go about the process of choosing the correct...
  13. Sign Creation
    We are thinking that the round nose bits work best for sign lettering. They seem to leave a better cut in the bottom...round bottom vs. V bottom. Does anyone have an opinion on proper bits for sign making? We've tried straight, V and round nose. All three work ok.:moil:
  14. Woodworking Classifieds
    As a beginning (although older) woodworker, I am interested in acquiring a good quality router bit collection. I am interested in a fairly comprehensive collection, 1/2" shanks, new or used (in good shape). They don't have to be top-of-the-line brand bits, but I don't want junk, either. If...
  15. Table-mounted Routing
    Bob and Rick Rosendahl are going to show us how to have some fun by making candy dishes with a router. The shape chosen by Bob resembles a club and Rick is also going to answer a few questions about how to make a smooth bottom when making dishes. All this and more in episode 204 of the video...
  16. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    Woodworking as a hobby. I am looking for the best recommended router bit to use on router table for joining wood 1/2" Thick x 6" Wide panels for building wooden boxes. There is supposed to be a Reversable Glue Joint? I am trying to build a better joint that is flush and strong. Currently, I...
  17. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    My name is Dave, I live in Oregon, this is my first post and I would say my woodworking skills are somewhere between beginner and intermediate. In other words, at least for the near future I expect to have more questions than answers on this forum. So here is my first question... I'm building...
  18. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    Hi to all. I'm looking for a thread cutting router bit to use with my CNC router. I have no problems cutting external threads using a 60 degree bit, but internal threads are a different ball game. Any suggestions as to where I can get something to cut internal threads (big threads 4-12 TPI)
  19. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    I have a craftsman router crafter coming in the mail from new york of course it used because its discontinued many years ago. but i would like to purchase some used bits that r in good condition to use as i learn. if i get better ill buy some new as i complete my projects and get some more...
  20. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    I recently dug out some old tool magazines. An article on routers suggests 6 bits to go beyond the basics: 1) A rabbet bit with seven interchangeable pilot bearings, (Rabbet-Master Plus #600-640 from Jesada Tools fro $39.90), 2) A versatile profiler bit (Multiform bit #WL-1422 from Woodline...
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