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Using 1/8 and 1/16 inch bits


Anyone using smaller router bits?

I had good success with Freud Double flute straight bits. 1/8 and 1/16. Great precision.

The I LOVE BEER bottles in the pic were made with a 1/8 in on the left (1/4 in redwood laminated to 1/8 inch ply) Height 9 inches.
The smaller one using a 1/16 on 5mm mahogany.


Holy cow 1/16! What was your speed and depth per pass?
I just bought a 1/8” down cut spiral to try.


The max depth per pass I’ve used so far for both bits is 3.2mm.
With the 5mm mahogany, I like to do a least 4 passes to get a nice clean cut to avoid sanding so each pass is about .8mm.

I never use tabs either. The end piece just pops right out.


I have been using these for the past 6 sheets of 3/4" ply.
i usually do .4" deep per pass. get most parts cut out in 2 passes.

I have to replace the bit about every 3-4 sheets but they are cheep enough to go through them.


I have used the Freud 1/16" double flute straight bit to great success. I also have an Amana Tool 1/8" double flute straight, which also works well. I’ve been really cautious with both bits, and only do 1/16" and 1/8" passes respectively.


I have been using 1/32nd inch bits for several projects that require more detail.

1/16th is gigantic when you want fine detail. Maslow has no problems at all with 1/32nd of an inch.

I built my frame back in July, but I haven’t posted until now so I don’t know if I can post pictures yet.