Jump to content

Router bits


YDoesGodMockMeSo
 Share

Recommended Posts

http://www.oldham-usa.com/DBScripts/Router...BitwBearing.asp

http://www.oldham-usa.com/DBScripts/Router...ute%20Flush.asp

1/4" shank-1/2"cutting diameter-1" length

I had a gift card for Home Depot, so I got these.

I'm sure they're not the PREFERRED stuff, but they'll work right?

These were pretty much the only ones home depot had.

+ I returned my Ryobi 1.5hp router (to put credit back on my credit card), and got a 2hp Ryobi PLUNGE router (on the gift card).

http://www.ryobitools.com/product/product....cat=1&toolcat=5

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You'll be happy with the oldham's. They hold up well in most woods. 'course nothing holds up well in some of the harder exotic stuff.

I think you will be impressed with the Ryobi router. A buddy of mine has been woodworking for nearly 40 years and had one, replaced it with a "D" word one, after 2 uses got rid of the "D" and bought a new Ryobi. He won't use anything else!

How do I get a Home Depot gift card????? :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Those will be great but you may want to consider getting a smaller height pattern bit for when you do the neck pocket, pickup cavities, ... The taller height bits are easy to find, but the small ones are scarce. I know $tewmac sells some really good ones for a hefty price - but they are really worth it in my opinion. Derek found a place that sells similar bits for less cash but I can never remember where.

The reason why I mentioned the shorter height pattern bits is so that you won't have to shim up your templates all the time. Shimming is a pain in the ass for me, and I tend to misalign things more often. When you can place the template right on the wood, it's easier to see if it is aligned properly and provides a better bond if you are using double stick tape.

Here's what I'm talking about: Small Bits

Link to comment
Share on other sites

all the links for the pattern bits will be the actual pictures of the bits in the router tutorial which i'm almost done ( i really need to buy my own digital camera)

eagle something sells a really really shallow bit that i think jehle found on the net.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Litchfield Custom Gutars
http://www.oldham-usa.com/DBScripts/Router...BitwBearing.asp

http://www.oldham-usa.com/DBScripts/Router...ute%20Flush.asp

1/4" shank-1/2"cutting diameter-1" length

+ I returned my Ryobi 1.5hp router (to put credit back on my credit card), and got a 2hp Ryobi PLUNGE router (on the gift card).

http://www.ryobitools.com/product/product....cat=1&toolcat=5

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?

No no no no absolutely not! I hate those bits. The shanks are coated in grease. The are undersized (wont stay in the chuck well), and worst off, go dull halway through a cut. I went through 3 on one body, didnt finish, bought a Freud at Lowe's, finished, and did 2 more bodies with the freud!

Now, that Ryobi Plunge router? Hell yeah! those rock. Might I reccomend the spindle sander too? I sold my old bass to buy both of those...$210 later....built new bass! Not to mention the 3 guitars!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

spindle sanders ae great for sanding up the edges of the guitar! and boyu are you lucky a 250$ card man someone really loves you! i only ever get like 25$ ones. Oh the bosch bits at lowes are also pretty good, freuds are my fav though but are expensive! ive been using carb techs they are fairly descent to.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

theres alot more you can do with a spindle sander i didnt think you needed me to list them, neck sanding, body edges, headstock sanding, jeez just use your emagination! i plan on getting one this christmas, hopefully? besides why spend hours when you can spend minutes! the quiker its done the quicker you can play the instrument( im a little of an immpatient type of guy but i still try to use patience when building i just prefer to speed things up when possible!) and also unless you really like to sand there is way more fun things to do on building guitars!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...