Im new to routing and wood working in general so please don't point and laugh if this is silly, but would having one router mounted from under and one above in theory reverse the directly it will be feeding from and work in the same fashion? like I say if its a completely silly idea just ignore me lol
The reason it won't work is because it will be incredibly complicated to build, will take up tons of space on the table, if it was an open bottom it would be plausible but I am using a downdraft dust collection. There would also be the issue of how it cuts. Since I will be cutting 3 dimensional from the top it would be nearly impossible to get the proper cut if one of the blanks were to be cut from the bottom, and then I would still have to worry about the swing issue, one would be swinging down towards the blank and the other would be swinging away from the blank.
I had not thought of this option previously, it made me stop and think. But then I realized the guy I have building the dupe machine would strangle me if I came out with a change like that.
Have you had any luck finding bits that cut the opposite direction?
This was going to be another topic but since you brought it up. The only way to get reverse directional router bits would be to have them custom made.
I came across Saburr Tooth bits and the pics look like they might be dual directional, but their website stinks so I was not able to look around. They seem to have good reviews but could not find any actual experienced reviews.
If anyone knows of a place that supplies quality bits that do both directions, I don't like to mix brands on a project like this, I would be very grateful.
Welcome to the RouterForums B.J. Glad to have you join us.
Thank you for the welcome.