like most beginner, I have a set of router bits that I bought for "cheap",
but that are not working well (obviously).
I was wondering, provided that they are mainly use for little jobs on a non
regular basis, is it possible to just sharpen them and get them in an
if so, how am I supposed to sharpen them? just use a stone and grind on the
flat part of the blades?
Most of us have been there so let me guess: they are not carbide tipped and
have 1/4" shanks. Steel bits can become dull quickly when used on hard
stock and the 1/4" shanks tend to vibrate, particularly with too high a feed
rate. They are appropriate only for very light work in soft wood. The
1) throw them away and get a set of carbide bits with 1/2" shanks. Yes,
they are expensive.
2) check your local saw sharpening shops to see if they do router bits.
3) sharpen them yourself...NOT an easy task.
Answers #2 and #3 are only in play if the shanks are true. If the shanks
are out of alignment, see answer #1.
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