11/32 router bit

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Max wrote:

I didn't look elsewhere, either, and cheated just a little as someone else had already mentioned Freud had a set that included it so I just looked up the set and got the individual product number there and put that in the search engine.
I'm surprised Amana Tool doesn't, but you probably got off at half the cost of "blue", though... :)
I didn't do any looking for any other Freud distributors that might have more favorable small ticket shipping, but, unless they will use USPS first class for small items such as this, they're certainly not getting rich off skimming the cream off what they're charging for shipping by the time figure in actual UPS charges plus anything at all for their handling, order processing, etc.
imo, etc., ...
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Well there's the "Sharp Objects Inside" sticker to tell UPS not to play kickball with this one... I've actually gotten packages with a sticker like that, just so you don't think I'm completely making this up.
Most every store has a minimum shipping charge. Even Lee Valley will charge you $7.50.
-Leuf
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From Lee Valley I don't mind $7.50. <BG> I just came in from the shop. I had been "perusing" my router bit collection and lo and behold, I found an 11/32 bit. It "appears" to be from Eagle America. (looks like their bits). I need to do an inventory. If I can get a rountoit. <G>
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Max wrote:

Gimmee your snail-mail address ... I've got a dozen or so here. ;-)
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"BillinDetroit" wrote

My wife screens all rountoits to make sure they conform to her agenda. <G>
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Max, I think the words 'dadoes' and 'nominal' give a strong hint as to what you want to DO. Not to be a 'smart-ass', and the milling cutters discussion is informative, but I think everybody is 'overthinking' the issue - Or I'm completely out of the loop.
With almost NO ply made in the US - to 'our' dimensions - most seems to be actually made to the METRIC standard. For 'convenience it is shelf-labeled in the usual 1/4, 1/2, etc., with the slightly truer size 'bracketed' in 32nds. STILL not millimeters, but close. And of course you get the 'loose' rabbits & dadoes when using 'standard' bits.
To counter this, a number of companies market bits {and sets} that are to the 'imported' dimensions. They are in the 'usual' sizes - 1/4, 1/2, 3/4. I'm not sure if they make a 4-bit set. If you really are using a 3/8 ply, I would either check with the supplier, or 'mike' the ply in several places - get an average - then convert that to millimeters - and look for a METRIC bit.
Regards & Good Luck, Ron Magen Backyard Boatshop

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Agreed. I have "miked" the ply and you're correct; the fractional sizes are not quite precise. But they're close enough for the work in which I am presently engaged. It even depends on the source of the plywood. For example, when I get plywood from Austin Hardwoods (locally) it measures slightly differently from what I get from Lowe's or Home Depot. One could easily invest a considerable amount in attempting to acquire router bits to cover every eventuality. My bit inventory grows with almost every new project. ;-(
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Max wrote:

You could pony up a one-time, 20-30 minute, investment building Leon's jig and do it all with only an undersized 1/4" bit and a standard 1/2" straight bit.
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Barry's right. You need to cut to fit, as easily and accurately as possible.
It comes down to the measuring of the ply. Much of the time, even when paying for some pretty good stuff, thickness may not even be consistent side to side, or end to end, in a given sheet. And on some days, may change notably.
Besides, it's easier to have a couple of good bits, and a couple of backups, than a box of bits that might, almost, maybe someday work right.
And since you really can't fit it effectively with a handplane, what else are you going to do?
Patriarch, taking all of this with just a touch of salt. Caulk it up, and be done with it. ;-)
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Well............yeah............ but then I wouldn't get to buy new "stuff" every now and then. I'm going to invest 20-30 minutes building Leon's jig anyway. I'll *chalk* it up to a learning experience.
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