I'm new to routing and am looking to buy some straight bits. I have noticed
some router bits are called plunge bits and they seem to have a carbide edge
on the bottom of the bit. Does this mean that regular straight bits cannot
be plunged into the wood?
I also want to purchase a top-bearing guided straight bit to do some
template cuts in 1/2 to 3/4 plywood, mdf and 5/4 or thinner boards. The cut
length required I can figure out, the 1/2" shank seems to be recommended by
So given a 1/2" shank, 1" cut length, top-mounted bearing straight
bit.....what diameter should i pick and why does it make a difference...i
have seen them from 3/4" to 1 1/4". I am not cutting dados or grooves, but
flush trimming guided by a template.
All feedback is appreciated.
Regards, - Al
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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