Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
How Did You Do It?
Recently I've been reading elsewhere about several broken router bits. I just don't understand the how part.
I've been using a router for well over 30 years. In that time I've broken one router bit. The bit broke because I dropped the bit onto a concrete floor and chipped the carbide.
Isn't using a router all in the "feel"? There are times when I feel that I'm going a bit too heavy and either need to back off on the feed or take a shallower cut. I've hit metal that was inside the wood and ruined the bit. I've hit the power cord and ruined the bit. I've just never actually "broken" a bit.
So the question is, "How does one break a router bit during a cut?"
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.