Re: A QUESTION BEFORE I CUT....HELP!

When I did mine I used a spiral upcut bit.
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Any "sharp" straight cut bit will do fine. 1/2" shank will always be better if you can make that work.

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On Sun, 07 Sep 2003 07:05:59 GMT, Dave Balderstone
For thru-holes with the laminate DOWN, I hope.
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Why?
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If you want to make sure that at least the top is chip-free, a spiral DOWN cut bit would be ideal.
If you want BOTH sides chip-free, a spiral compression bit would be ideal.
In the case of a router table top, you should only have laminate on the top side. If you are using melamine, the bottom won't matter anyway.
Keep in mind, you can always use a down cutting blade in a jig saw too. That's how most sink holes in kitchen and bath countertops are cut.
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On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 13:32:52 -0500, "Rick"
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Never heard of a direction on a jigsaw blade? All I have ever noticed are material the blade is made from and the TPI. More info, pls. Thanks.
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Bosch makes a T-Shank blade part number T101BR. The "R" stands for reversed tooth. It cuts on the down stroke rather than the traditional blade which cuts on the up stroke.
DeWalt makes them in a universal shank for conventional jigsaws which take the universal shank blades.
You can find them wherever cabinet guys buy their tools. All the laminate guys that I know use them.
Hope this helps.
Rick
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