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03svtsnakevert 01-07-2014 11:03 AM

Noob router question
 
I am wondering when doing edging with a router, how deep should you set it and the different sizes of them is that so they will only work on different thicknesses of wood say like a 1/2 cove bit trying to use it in 3/8 ply

I hope I explained my question and look forward to your responses.

Duane Bledsoe 01-07-2014 11:09 AM

You can use any size bit on any size wood, depending on what you're trying to achieve. An exception is when using a router freehand where the bit has a bearing. The bearing must ride along the wood's edge, so in order to get the desired results you have to use a bit where the profile cuts what you want and still leaves room for the bearing to ride the edge.

03svtsnakevert 01-07-2014 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duane Bledsoe
You can use any size bit on any size wood, depending on what you're trying to achieve. An exception is when using a router freehand where the bit has a bearing. The bearing must ride along the wood's edge, so in order to get the desired results you have to use a bit where the profile cuts what you want and still leaves room for the bearing to ride the edge.

Ok...I have been doing that...at least got that right...using a 1/4 roman ogee I was trying to profile the wood but didn't appear that it was giving the profile correctly...is it because I may not be running it deep enough? I don't remember how far down the bearing was on the wood

mdntrdr 01-07-2014 11:56 AM

Plywood is not a very good material for routing. :smile:

03svtsnakevert 01-07-2014 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdntrdr
Plywood is not a very good material for routing. :smile:

Ah good tip! I will keep that in mind...see told you I was new

woodnthings 01-07-2014 12:10 PM

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