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hi biloxi tom here,
so here it is. i can't believe the cost of top bearing (pattern type bits) bits. do they sell bearing kits for 1/4" shaft bits? i am trying to put a semi circle on end of 2x4 so if i can't find a bottom bearing bit of at least 1 1/2" to use in my router table i figure i would template both sides and use a 1" top bearing bit and trim up (less than 1/16") from each side top and bottom and sand off what little variance there might be. could i just put a bearing on a straight bit or do i have to pay 20+ dollars for a bit (a low quality one at that i am sure)? do they make long (top or bottom) bearing bits that would trim 1 1/2" of pine? thanx to all thinking about this. have a wild and wonderful day!
 

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hi biloxi tom here,
so here it is. i can't believe the cost of top bearing (pattern type bits) bits. do they sell bearing kits for 1/4" shaft bits? i am trying to put a semi circle on end of 2x4 so if i can't find a bottom bearing bit of at least 1 1/2" to use in my router table i figure i would template both sides and use a 1" top bearing bit and trim up (less than 1/16") from each side top and bottom and sand off what little variance there might be. could i just put a bearing on a straight bit or do i have to pay 20+ dollars for a bit (a low quality one at that i am sure)? do they make long (top or bottom) bearing bits that would trim 1 1/2" of pine? thanx to all thinking about this. have a wild and wonderful day!
Try this.
1 pc 1/4" SH 2" Blade Extra Long Flush Trim Router Bit | eBay
 

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Whiteside Machine has a two flute # 2407 with a 1.5 cut length or # 2408 that has a 2" cut lenght. They are both bottom flush trim 1/2" shank bits. Also, if you wanted a template top bearing you could use # 3022 with a 1.5 cut lenght or # 3023 with a 2" cut lenght on a 1/2" shank as well.
 

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If you have a lot of material to cut the Whiteside 2715 double bearing bit has a cutting length of 1-1/2". This is a 1/2" shank bit and much stronger/safer.
 
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