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Old 08-14-2014, 11:39 PM
gachua gachua is offline
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Default 1/8" EM with 3/4" Cutting Length?

2 Newbie Questions:

[1] When looking at router bit specifications cutting length is the "maximum" material thickness that it can cut correct?

i.e.
Cutting Diameter: 1/8"
Cutting Length: 1/2"
Shank Diameter: 1/4"
Overall Length: 2"

[2] Where is the best place to find a 1/8" EM (Or alternative with 1/8" cutting diameter) that can cut 3/4" thick material?

I have looked around at US Router Tools and can't find a 1/8" EM with cutting length over 1/2"

I did find a bit on Amazon that looks like it might work, but not sure as it is 4 flute and I remember reading the other night on the forum that 4 flute isn't a good idea for some reason:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1IPHIYKH2PUAP

I've been making some samples of table numbers and other signage for a local wedding. All good on the signage, but instead of 1/2" for their table numbers they want it in 3/4". Some of the words and numbers due to their selected font requires the smaller cutting diameter.

Thanks
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