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post #21 of 25 Old 03-18-2015, 09:30 AM
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do not be embarassed, i would bet the farm that EVERYONE on this board has made a similar mistake sometime in their woodworking career. my motto is, try not to make the same mistake twice!
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Ha ! Been there done that . The results are more spectacular in the metal working trades. ( running cutters backwards).
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post #23 of 25 Old 03-22-2015, 08:13 PM
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Breaking router bits

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He is only doing 1/4" deep. Should be absolutely no problem.

I would guess poor quality bits.

I agree, 1/4 wide and 1/4 deep can be done in one pass easily. Something's happening here. Most routers turn much faster than 4000 rpms. Maybe the speed is too slow, but that still should cause bits to break.
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Thanks to everyone for their suggestions!

after flipping the head over and running it in the correct direction the bit cut the 1/4'' deep dado just like a hot knife through butter. Exactly what you'd expect.
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I made the same mistake after getting a table saw dado set and using it for the second or third time...I had put the blades on facing the wrong directiron, and when I went to make a dado the saw made this horrible noise and vibration in addition to not making the cut... It took me a few minutes to realize my error and then it was facepalm time, as i was in the middle of a demonstration on making a fish tank stand out of 2x4s...
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