RS Weber

03:18PM | 11/10/02
Member Since: 11/09/02
1 lifetime posts
I am trying to avoid the high cost of buying a jointer. I read some where that I could use an "up-cut spiral bit" on my table mounted router to make clean edges for joining boards together. In looking at spiral bits, however, it appears that they are tapered. Is this the best choice for making a straight edge with a router? What is your advice?

Mark Hammond

05:35PM | 11/10/02
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Spiral bits would not be my first choice. Consider using a straight cutting bit set in a router table so that the board would be placed face down on the table and the edge would go against the bit that can be adjusted for depth of cut by adjusting the fence. Make sense? I hope so. I have used this technique for many small jobs for years and it has never let me down.....Mark Hammond
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