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16-02-2021, 21:03   #1
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1/4" Router bit advice?

I'm looking at making an mft table top and so went off and bought the following Jig: https://www.247wood.nl/en/mft-plunge...t/a3957?c=3565.

I have a Makita RT0700CX2 Router/Trimmer (1/4") with a plunge base and a 30mm guide bush. I now need a 20mm groove cutter, the only one I can seem to find it the Trend Professional 1/4" Shank Straight Router Cutter Bit-Ref: 4/6X1/4TC but my issue is I think the shank is far too short. it's overall length is 57mm. The template is 18mm thick and I need to cut through 18mm ply.

I'm a bit stumped so if anyone has any suggestions that would be great.
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16-02-2021, 22:48   #2
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Would a 8mm collet work?
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16-02-2021, 22:55   #3
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Try https://www.wealdentool.com/ they have a great selection. I think they might sent VAT free.
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you should be able to put an 8mm collet in that. my makita 18v comes with an 8mm collet and its very similar to what you have
its not really the right tool for the job
i wouldnt put a 20mm cutter in that though. i would put a 10mm cutter and use a 20mm guide bush . should have same offset or any combination witht he same offset.
i would drill out the center of the hole with a drill bit if i was using a large cutter with such a small router to take the stress off it.
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Good advice there.
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Thanks for the advice, really appreciate the help. Im trying to figure if I go with a 20mm guide and 1/4 10mm cutter with a cutting length of over 20mm and an overall length of approx 60mm I don't think there's enough length to cut the the 18mm ply. Still stuck looking for a long bit?
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Drill the pilot hole, route with the 20mm guide and 10mm cutter to half depth, flip the board and use a pattern bit with a bottom mounted guide bearing to complete the route.
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Would the following solution work of me?

https://www.screwfix.ie/p/erbauer-er...220-240v/535fx

and

https://www.powertool.ie/p/trend-two...tc/c030dx1_2tc.

Doing a bit of time V cost analysis on the options available to me
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Try https://www.wealdentool.com/ they have a great selection. I think they might sent VAT free.
Just searched the site and see they do an 80 mm long, 10 mm straight bit with an 8 mm shank under the category 'Deep Pocket' . You would need a 18mm collet ( Makita make a range of collets to fit most of their machines ) The only glitch is the cutter length of only 15 mm so you would need two passes. Worth a look ?
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Just searched the site and see they do an 80 mm long, 10 mm straight bit with an 8 mm shank under the category 'Deep Pocket' . You would need a 18mm collet ( Makita make a range of collets to fit most of their machines ) The only glitch is the cutter length of only 15 mm so you would need two passes. Worth a look ?
Hi, could you send me on a link to the 10mm 'Deep Pocket' 80mm long I'm only seeing the following which is 8mm x 80mm long (T2113-8)
https://www.wealdentool.com/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=deep%20pocket&PN=Online_Catalogue_Deep_Pocket_233%2ehtml#aT2122_2d1_2f2
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I have that router and it came with an 8mm collet too. They're cheap to pick up if one wasn't included in the package: https://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/MAK7636185

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Hi, could you send me on a link to the 10mm 'Deep Pocket' 80mm long I'm only seeing the following which is 8mm x 80mm long (T2113-8)
https://www.wealdentool.com/cgi-bin/...aT2122_2d1_2f2
Sorry, that is the cutter I found but now see it is 8 mm wide as well as an 8 mm shank. Hadn't had my coffee.
To maintain a 10 mm offset you would still need an 18 mm guide bush and they are available in the Makita 'black' series. You would have to research to see if it fits your router. I have a few Makita routers and had to buy an adapter plate to fit bushes on one of them. Unfortunately yours is a 710 watt trimmer router and not really up to routing a lot of plywood but it would probably work if you fit the template.
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I'm looking at making an mft table top and so went off and bought the following Jig: https://www.247wood.nl/en/mft-plunge...t/a3957?c=3565.

I have a Makita RT0700CX2 Router/Trimmer (1/4") with a plunge base and a 30mm guide bush. I now need a 20mm groove cutter, the only one I can seem to find it the Trend Professional 1/4" Shank Straight Router Cutter Bit-Ref: 4/6X1/4TC but my issue is I think the shank is far too short. it's overall length is 57mm. The template is 18mm thick and I need to cut through 18mm ply.

I'm a bit stumped so if anyone has any suggestions that would be great.
Let us know how you get on. I'm looking to do the same and make an MFT and looked at that Template jig but like yourself I only have a 1/4" router (Bosch in my case) and couldn't see any suitable router bit
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Let us know how you get on. I'm looking to do the same and make an MFT and looked at that Template jig but like yourself I only have a 1/4" router (Bosch in my case) and couldn't see any suitable router bit
I have to admit to buying a cheap 1/2 router, just waiting for the bit ti arrive now.
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I have to admit to buying a cheap 1/2 router, just waiting for the bit ti arrive now.
That seemed to me to be only option. One of the reasons I looked at that jig was because of the cost compared to something like the Parf system so not sure what way to go. Thanks for the update and will be interested to hear how jig goes
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