Routing with a rotary saw?

I will be doing my first edge veneering in the next few days. I didn't like the idea of trimming with either a knife or a router, and didn't want to spend the money for a trimmer knife.
I have a Porter Cable 7499 cutout tool that takes 1/4" bits. Is it reasonable to use that with a trim bit? (sometimes I overlook things that should be obvious, so I am asking...)
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it will work as well as you can keep the tool in position. routers have nice big flat areas on a base to make sure it stays stable and doesnt wander. it will be, and stay at a perfect right angle to the edge. the rotary tool doesnt.
randy

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Didn't want to use a tool that was designed for this sort of thing (router) but would rather use a tool that was not. I fail to see the logic.

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I need 2hp to cut veneer.
The saw is light and easily positioned, and should have more than enough power.
Seems like a better choice to me. Is there a flaw in that logic?
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you never specified what exactly you are doing, but isnt there another edge bigger than 1/2" that you could use? even with a router its gonna be hard to keep it flat to that surface.

ya. the saw is light, easily positioned, and without a proper base is easily moved/shook/wanked/whatever just a bit to keep the line from being straight and has more than enough power to screw it up real fast.
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Somebody wrote:

If you want to trim excess veneer from a 1/2" wide surface, think 10" flat bastard file.
It does magic for this work.
Lew
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"John" writes:

It's an old trick used to trim laminate when doing a refacing job.
Enjoy.
HTH
Lew
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Ponder using a router with a jig that gives you sufficient support for the router base. The jig I made for a similar purpose is two long strips of plywood joined at a right angle. Clamp the vertical such that the horizontal is flush with the edge you need to rout. I originally made this jig for doing door hinge recesses, but it has come in handy many a time since, and I see it having a use for your task.
On the other hand, some of the rotary tools like dremels have router attachments which I also have but seem to only be good doing very very shallow cuts without killing the tool

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