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Hi to all,

Just wondering if anyone has tried the new Diamond covered router bits? Quite a few of them on ebay.

Would there really be a benefit to using them over a good TC bit?

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Diamond, not new but substantially superior to carbide.
Often 10x+ the life and in some cases the only way to rout certain materials, graphite composites e.g. And not uncommon to pay 10x that of solid carbide for the same geometry.
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One member I steered to Onsrud's customer service for some answers he was looking for mentioned they told him he wouldn't be able to feed fast enough to use them. I don't know any more particulars than that.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I'm not sure but I think they're best used for very hard substances like granite rather than wood.
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You are right Barry, they are really stone profiling bits.

Diamond Profiling Router Bits for Stone

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Hmm, interesting!

I knew routers were versatile but never envisaged them being used for stone.

May have to buy a diamond bit just so I can call myself a stone mason!

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THats what these marble guys do tto make the edging for marble,granite and sandstone counter tops,and stair treads.
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