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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Stuart.C



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Posted September 13 2005 - 12:17 AM

I am looking for opinions on building the boxes for my next project with 1/2" Baltic Birch instead of 3/4". The boxes are small 7L 6.5x11x10.5 with a brace. I wanted to use a locking miter joint on the corners and have run into the limit on shank diameter on the bit. My router is 1/4" collet, the bit to cut 3/4" material is a 1/2" shank. Trying to avoid buying a new router. Thank you

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Darren_T


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Posted September 13 2005 - 03:55 AM

Just buy a new collet. Most all routers will allow you to swap them out. They are only like $10.00.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Brian Fellmeth

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Posted September 14 2005 - 01:09 AM

Or take a look at the second bit on this list. These MLCS bits are great quality.

miter lock bit for 3/4 thickness on 1/4 shank

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Allen Ross

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Posted September 14 2005 - 10:49 AM

make sure you got a decently powered router too. Those lock miter bits are mighty heavy and it takes some nut to spin them. I almost wished I had something bigger then my PC 960 for my 1/2 shank MLCS lock miter, i did turn the speed down though.
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