I second what Leon stated. I feel there is a need for each size
listed in the projects I do. In addition - but this is less often -
there may be a need for a 3/4 inch round over. I used this as the
predominant bit in the bed I made last year.
I mostly use a sanding block for those kind of edge 'easing'.
That 'easing' of a long piece of oak trim can be fun if you do not use a
block, but just a piece of sandpaper. A 2" sliver can then accordion its
way into the index finger's 2nd joint requiring surgery.... or si I'm
I now use an 1/8' for 'easing' oak edges and always climb-cut it in a
laminate trimmer. A 3/32"would do just fine as well, except I want to
see more results from my efforts...:)
I see GoogleGroups has completely shit the bed.
Yeah, don't look now Google, but there's a chink in your armor ... strictly
in a manner of speaking, you understand.
I only got two spams this morning using OE and a couple of simple "news
rules", but the bastards do appear to be running off the faint of
Same here, along with 1/8. Most of my roundovers are small, for
breaking edges with a laminate trimmer.
I'm not a big fan of the look of roundovers larger than 3/8 in very many
designs. About the only time I use a larger one is to top balance a
table edge ogee.
When purchasing roundover bits, selecting bits that can also cut an
ovulo, like this:
can make them much more useful.
Since much of woodworking seems to be done on the ubiquitous 3/4" stock, the
two most used roundover bits in my shop are a 3/16 and a 3/8.
That said, and except for the fact that you will occasionally have to make
an unscheduled trip to the hardware store, the very best way to buy router
bits, of any kind, is as you need them.
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