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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

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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.
 

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Duane Bledsoe said:
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
 

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