Router Forums banner
1 - 1 of 49 Posts

· Registered
800 Posts
A router bit is ideally designed to cut to a depth of 1/2 of the diameter of the bit. That means that a 1/4" bit should cut 1/8" passes, which equals eight passes per inch of depth. Your bit that has two inches of blade width means the END of the bit can be machined down many times to give you a new blade edge at the TIP.

If you want to hog through a nice oak 2x6 in one pass with a two inch two-flute bit made out of Unobtanium, you are better off using a bandsaw to achieve the basic shape. Then route the corners with fillet bits, sand and shape accordingly.

Now, if you can afford a three-phase wood gobbling monster that CAN pass through a 2x6 plank of REAL WOOD in a single pass REPEATEDLY, then go for it. Those machines are out of MY budget!

1 - 1 of 49 Posts