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#21 dave64

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Posted 20 Nov 2010 - 20:55

Sorry dude, in my book that reads as "don't use spiral bits as they are dangerous". Yes you did say not to use them.


Show me where i said DONT use spiral cutter's

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Posted 20 Nov 2010 - 20:59

This thread is about to involve handbags isn't it?
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Posted 20 Nov 2010 - 22:01

I've seen upcut spiral bits recommended by two of Americas most accredited installers, so I wouldn't hesitate to try them myself.

The best bit of routing advice I've ever had came from this forum: Don't put your fingers near the sharp spinny thing.

Doesn't matter what type of bit I use, I'll think I'll always bear that advice in mind :lol:

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Posted 20 Nov 2010 - 22:06

This thread is about to involve handbags isn't it?


I think you are right, and I think one will have a 30 year old router in it...

Edited by E1uSiV3, 20 Nov 2010 - 22:07.


#25 Picanto turbo

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Posted 01 Dec 2010 - 19:13

Where are you based mate I will router for you use them every day and hate to see um bite and eat people !!

#26 HeavyBassHead

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Posted 01 Dec 2010 - 21:48

Trend do some of the best cutters mate, not cheap but made from some of the best steel mate. HSS steel and they hold a sharp edge for longer than usual cutters. MDF is horrible to router cutters lol, Dont take long to blunt them... Spiral cutters are cool they make them to fit hand router and can be used safely ost people use them in a router table where the router is either 1/4inch or 1/2inch anyways. Have you found one yet.
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Posted 02 Dec 2010 - 09:56

I bought the bits at Wealdon tools at the end. Great choice and seem to be extremely well made.
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#28 Picanto turbo

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Posted 03 Dec 2010 - 14:55

What make did you go for in the end ?

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Posted 03 Dec 2010 - 15:55

http://www.wealdentool.com excellent range, fast delivery and what seem like proper sturdy bits for very reasonable prices. Has the aura of old blokes in lab coats making them by hand in the workshop lol.
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Posted 04 Dec 2010 - 17:15

Yeah - we moved from buying Trend cutters to wealden a few years ago.
Seem to last well - and as you've said, an excellent range and good advice at the end of the phone.

Very easy to spend alot of money on cutters!

Also recommend spiral flute cutters especially on narrow deep slots where straight blades tend to want to grab.

#31 Picanto turbo

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Posted 04 Dec 2010 - 17:43

Very easy to spend alot of money on cutters!

Also recommend spiral flute cutters especially on narrow deep slots where straight blades tend to want to grab.
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Tell me about it I've must of spent about 2,000 on cutters over last 6 years use them for routering loads of exotic hardwoods will try this make :)

#32 215m3

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Posted 07 Dec 2010 - 22:19

Routers also work better in one direction and will move smoothly with little pressure required. If more pressure is required then you are pushing the router in the wrong direction.

The deeper you plan to go the more chance of poor finish. For the first pass i would always just router out a few mm, better to make a few extra shallower passes than 1 or 2 deep runs.

#33 Picanto turbo

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Posted 08 Dec 2010 - 08:56

Routers also work better in one direction and will move smoothly with little pressure required. If more pressure is required then you are pushing the router in the wrong direction.

The deeper you plan to go the more chance of poor finish. For the first pass i would always just router out a few mm, better to make a few extra shallower passes than 1 or 2 deep runs.



Exellent explanation couldn't have said better my self totally agree usally clockwise is the rotation on most makes of routers

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Posted 08 Dec 2010 - 18:45

Exellent explanation couldn't have said better my self totally agree usally clockwise is the rotation on most makes of routers


Thanks Picanto

I have always found it better to go slow than rush.

#35 Picanto turbo

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Posted 08 Dec 2010 - 19:15

After seeing work collegue run through his hand I'm the same slow and gently wins the race :)

#36 Paintguy

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Posted 08 Dec 2010 - 19:24

After seeing work collegue run through his hand I'm the same slow and gently wins the race :)

A mate of mine removed the end of one of his fingers whilst on a "safe routering techniques" course. Oh the irony..... :lol:

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Posted 08 Dec 2010 - 21:41

Normally you use a router from your left to right, but sometimes you need to run from right to left depends what type of cutter your are using and what timber/material you are planning to router..
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Posted 08 Dec 2010 - 22:12

Routering from left to right or right to left is dependent on weather you are routering inside or outside

Edited by dave64, 08 Dec 2010 - 22:12.


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Posted 08 Dec 2010 - 22:25

Lol just got back to this was gonna edit then this poppped up lol
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