I needed to buy a new 3/4 router bit and I notice that a couple of places s
ell only a shorter version of the one I've had for years. This is not a hug
e deal, although I do sometimes use the bit for edging and that may cause s
ome issues. I'm just curious if this is how things are now.
Lowes 1 1/4 " not stocked ?
Home Hardware 1 1/2 "
Home Depot 1 1/2 " 4 in stock at my local store.
.. dunno where you shop ..
You're lucky if you can even find 1/2" shank router bits
in the big box stores. Very unpredictable if a given
store will stock them at all, let alone have a reasonable
In any event, I think longer straight flute bits have
become in general less common, since spiral upcut or
downcut bits work better for most applications where
you'd use a long cutting edge.
On Sat, 9 Jan 2016 19:12:44 -0000 (UTC), John McCoy
I was just looking at the router bits in HD (one of three in the area)
this morning. I'd guess they had 20 or 30 1/2" shank bits (including
a 3/4" x 1-1/2") for sale. Mostly straight, trimming, and pattern
following bits but that's what I'd expect at a local store.
I've certainly found the opposite to be true. I'd probably have
bought the 3/4" x 1-1/2" if it were a spiral up-cut.
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