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    Do they make router bits, designed to handle the plywood glue??? A better longer lasting one, tough enough to go beyond what carbide tips can do...

    If they do, who carries them and whats is it made from????
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    Re: Need some help

    For what its worth, here is my take on routing plywood.

    Bits must be sharp and very clean. Clean often when you notice any residue on the bit. ( I know, its a pain but it does help a lot).

    Secondly, I have better luck with a slower feed rate and speed, assuming you have a variable speed router.

    Also, spiral bits seem to work a little better but are expensive.

    In short, I have had success routing plywood, but not always, the quality of the wood seems to play a very important part as well.

    Good luck,

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    • #3
      Re: Need some help

      I agree, slower speed seems to be better, less melting of the glue I believe.
      Also look for C4 carbide, you will find it in premium bits like Freud. Keep a bottle of blade and bit cleaner handy and when it still burns after cleaning rub the bit on a diamond hone. I have a combo 600/1200 Red/Green DMT folding hone that restores the edge quickly

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      • #4
        Re: Need some help

        Guys I understand all that, but thats not what I'm asking about. I could have sworn I saw it somewhere, that someone makes bits just for that purpose, cutting plywood. A harder more durable cutting bit, whether it may be carbide with something else, or titanium and something. I thought it was in Wood Magazine, but I had no luck in finding it.

        I understand the tricks, that you guys mentioned, thanks for the suggestions.
        Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

        http://www.contractorspub.com

        A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!

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        • #5
          Re: Need some help

          You might call Whiteside Machine Co. at 1-800-225-3982

          They are a top quality router bit (and more) manufacture and should know if anyone does.

          http://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/default.html

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          • #6
            Re: Need some help

            The only reference I have seen to plywood specific bits is for undersized bits used for cutting dados so plywood shelves fit tight. Usually 1/64" undersized - 31/64" for 1/2 shelf. Sorry can't be of more help

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            • #7
              Re: Need some help

              It was a shot in the dark, I must have hallucinated this type of bit. Thanks for the replies, I do appreciate it.....
              Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

              http://www.contractorspub.com

              A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years, a bad climbing rope will last you a life time !!!

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              • #8
                Re: Need some help

                Originally posted by garager View Post
                Do they make router bits, designed to handle the plywood glue??? A better longer lasting one, tough enough to go beyond what carbide tips can do...

                If they do, who carries them and whats is it made from????
                Check these out http://www.carbide.com/catalog/RBits...d-straight.cfm
                but be prepared to choke on the price. I have not tried them but I checked with one of our custom cabinet makers and he uses them and says they not only last a lot longer but they cut cleaner. When asked about plywood he said that they do have to clean them more often when they are doing a plywood run.

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