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Hello! I have a Bosch RA1141 Portable table and a Bosch 1617 Router. I want to cut a 45 degree edge on a piece of wood that is 1/2" thick. The Chamfer bit that I have only cuts about 1/4 inch. How do I cut the full 1/2 inch? From what I can tell, my router bit is as high up on my table as I can get it and I couldn't find a longer bit, but I could definitely not have looked hard enough. Thank you for any advice you can provide!!!

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You just need a larger bit, a 3/4 inch high, 45 degree bit will do. You will want to set it up so the edge of your workpiece rides against the fence. Also make sure the table and plate are clean, and that you have sufficient dust collection so that the sawdust doesn't build up under the workpiece. I posted this upside down so you can see it in the orientation you'll be using it.

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As above, and remember, NEVER EVER HAVE A BIT LESS THAN 1" OUT OF THE COLLET.
 

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Thank you so much!

You just need a larger bit, a 3/4 inch high, 45 degree bit will do. You will want to set it up so the edge of your workpiece rides against the fence. Also make sure the table and plate are clean, and that you have sufficient dust collection so that the sawdust doesn't build up under the workpiece. I posted this upside down so you can see it in the orientation you'll be using it.

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Hello! I have a Bosch RA1141 Portable table and a Bosch 1617 Router. I want to cut a 45 degree edge on a piece of wood that is 1/2" thick. The Chamfer bit that I have only cuts about 1/4 inch. How do I cut the full 1/2 inch? From what I can tell, my router bit is as high up on my table as I can get it and I couldn't find a longer bit, but I could definitely not have looked hard enough. Thank you for any advice you can provide!!!

Seems simple but, you could use your table saw if you can't wait until Amazon delivers your new router bit.

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Seems simple but, you could use your table saw if you can't wait until Amazon delivers your new router bit.
 

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One little thing I forgot. With the bit with a bearing as shown, if you have a split fence, or an opening in solid fence, you can use a straight edge or ruler across the opening, then move the fence until the ruler just touches the bearing. That will give you the proper alignment.
 
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