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I have to make a series of slots in 3/4 " material (pine) about 5-1/2 long all way through. I plan on a 3/4 " bit however can this be done in one slow pass or two? :eek:
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Hi Grandasworkshop

I don't see why not BUT it's one of those things you need to just try out :)
If your bit is new and sharp it should be duck soup but if not it will take a pass or two.
Pine is soft but will dull the bit real quick with build up of pine pitch.
A good spray Teflon base bit lub or a good bit cleaning will help with Pine. :)

Bj :)
Two passes in pine should make for a nice clean cut. For hardwoods stick to a 1/4" removed in a single pass for quality.
Thanks so much.I did not want to chance any thing like that in case it grabs and pulls fingers in
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