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Hi, I have 40 slabs for tables and, they are about 30 inches wide and 9ft long and 60 donuts. I need a bit to fit a 1/2 collet to plane them. I am looking at the Mega Planer Router Bit with 1/2in shank and 2 inch diameter from Infinity tools. The wood is Cypress pine.
I want the best bit that I can find to make the project as effortless as possible.
Any other suggestions, I am a newbee at this.

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Jimmy
 

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Hi, I have 40 slabs for tables and, they are about 30 inches wide and 9ft long and 60 donuts. I need a bit to fit a 1/2 collet to plane them. I am looking at the Mega Planer Router Bit with 1/2in shank and 2 inch diameter from Infinity tools. The wood is Cypress pine.
I want the best bit that I can find to make the project as effortless as possible.
Any other suggestions, I am a newbee at this.

Thanks,
Jimmy
the Magnate are decent bits...
 

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I am a newbee at this.

Thanks,
Jimmy
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In a FWW article they show a slab flattening sled that actor/woodworker Nick Offerman built. Nick used the Infinity bit and said it performed beautifully.
 

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After trying numerous planing bits over several years, I got the Amana Tool - 3Fl 2" Dia Spoilboard 1/2" Shnk (RC-2261), Industrial Grade through Amazon. It is the best I have had. One major advantage is that it produces shavings mostly. The others scraped and made dust mostly that I couldn't pick up even with several dust collection systems. I use the Amana bit at much lesss than the maximum speed and it does a great job.
 

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Thanks for the reply, have you tried the 2in Infinity, if you have how does it compare to the Amana?
I have not tried that particular Infinity 2" Mega Dado & Planer Router Bit and it might be Ok as far as dust vs shaving go because it has tilted cutters - two up-shear and two down-shear on the 2" bit. With the tilt you might approach shaving vs scraping. At the same time, the cutters of the Amana 2261 are not tilted up or down and it still makes shavings mostly instead of dust. The other advantage of the 2261 for the extra $50 is the replaceable carbide cutters. With so many and large slabs that you have to plane you will go through the carbide on either bit with resharpening. I'm in Boston area. If close by you can come and see it work.
 

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I have not tried that particular Infinity 2" Mega Dado & Planer Router Bit and it might be Ok as far as dust vs shaving go because it has tilted cutters - two up-shear and two down-shear on the 2" bit. With the tilt you might approach shaving vs scraping. At the same time, the cutters of the Amana 2261 are not tilted up or down and it still makes shavings mostly instead of dust. The other advantage of the 2261 for the extra $50 is the replaceable carbide cutters. With so many and large slabs that you have to plane you will go through the carbide on either bit with resharpening. I'm in Boston area. If close by you can come and see it work.
Allen how big a cut do you make on each pass? depth and width? Do the replaceable cutters have more than one cutting edge,i.e.rotatable to new cutter?

Herb
 
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