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...)
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.
The router is a big heavy thing to balance on a 1/2" edge; and I don't think
I need 2hp to cut veneer.
The saw is light and easily positioned, and should have more than enough
Seems like a better choice to me. Is there a flaw in that logic?
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.
Ponder using a router with a jig that gives you sufficient support for the
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
I originally made this jig for doing door hinge recesses, but it has come in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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