router bit for mortise lock
i joined the site because last week i came across a guy who seen me drilling out a mortise in a door for a lock. He said to me i was mad for drilling it out an not using a router to do it.
i use a 1/4" inch router for the lock face plate and the hinges and i know my router struggles if its oak or a hard timber so i assumed this guy wasnt exactly being truthful.
from doing a bit of googling and searching this site i see that 1/2" routers are far more powerful than 1/4" so came to the realization he may be telling the truth. i went and purchased a 1/2 dewalt plunge router but i can't find a router bit that is more than 2 1/2" inches long so they are no good for mortises as the vast majority of the locks i fit are 3 1/2" deep.
is it possible to make a deep mortise 2 1/2"+ using a router and would ye recommend using a router for a mortise on a door? also what size would you recommend?
Last edited by grimeire; 09-05-2016 at 05:10 PM.