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I want to know what bit will cut a beaded corner on a table leg with a 1/8" step (i.e., inset) into the bead and a 1/4" radius on the bead? That is what is called for in the design I am following. The tech support at Rocklers suggest I use their #91505 beading cutter (1/4" radius, 1/2" height) and replace the standard 3/8" diameter bearing with a 1/4" diameter bearing. I suppose that will work, but is there a standard cutter that will do the job without modifying it?

I have looked at the list of Freud beading bits, but I don't know enough about the terminology to know if one of them will work - for example, they list the bearing diameter but not the small cutting diameter - maybe I can deduce it from something else. I need a course in bit terminology 101.
 

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sunshine said:
I want to know what bit will cut a beaded corner on a table leg with a 1/8" step (i.e., inset) into the bead and a 1/4" radius on the bead? That is what is called for in the design I am following. The tech support at Rocklers suggest I use their #91505 beading cutter (1/4" radius, 1/2" height) and replace the standard 3/8" diameter bearing with a 1/4" diameter bearing. I suppose that will work, but is there a standard cutter that will do the job without modifying it?



I have looked at the list of Freud beading bits, but I don't know enough about the terminology to know if one of them will work - for example, they list the bearing diameter but not the small cutting diameter - maybe I can deduce it from something else. I need a course in bit terminology 101.
I AM REPLYING TO MY OWN POST. IT JUST OCCURED TO ME THAT THE SOLUTION IS TO REMOVE THE BEARING FROM THE BIT AND USE IT IN A ROUTER TABLE TO CONTROL BOTH THE DEPTH AND THE HEIGHT OF THE CUT. I GUESS I DON'T HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE WITH PILOTED BITS AND IT DIDN'T OCCUR TO ME THAT I COULD REMOVE THE BEARING.
 
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