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Old 08-10-2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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Can i round the edge of a 1x4 with this


I know it's cheap but I'm just asking. If so what size/kind of bit would I use? It's for a shelf. Thanks http://t.harborfreight.com/14-in-trim-router-61626.html

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Sure you can....1/4 inch shank roundover bit in the radiuos you want

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Sure you can....1/4 inch shank roundover bit in the radiuos you want
I concur. but radius, not some odd European thing.


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Even a sander can make that small a radius.
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Concur with joe. That is something I would just do with my random orbital sander. Ron
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Even a sander can make that small a radius.
You can certainly ease an edge with a sander.....

,,, Golly, I wonder why they even make roundover bits.... when you could sand them down....
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So, how much can that little trim router actually do? (I have a Ridgid trim router and am curious). Can it cut rabbets into a board?
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Rock.... Honest talk...... it's pretty krappy..... I have one (second one) and 5-6 other routers.

That's probably the limit of it's capacity, small roundovers/edge work, minimal cut, laminate trim.

It is small and light, and for small edge work, and depending if it might have a 1/4 roundover in it for a pine board, I'll grab it.....

plus it's kinda like the fourth of July watching all the sparks come out of the motor....

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Rock.... Honest talk...... it's pretty krappy..... I have one (second one) and 5-6 other routers.

That's probably the limit of it's capacity, small roundovers/edge work, minimal cut, laminate trim.

It is small and light, and for small edge work, and depending if it might have a 1/4 roundover in it for a pine board, I'll grab it.....

plus it's kinda like the fourth of July watching all the sparks come out of the motor....

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I figured that much. I was just curious. I've only used it to trim laminate for countertops and it will bog if you go to fast there. Thanks for the input.
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As trim router, the base may not have a hole big enough even for quarter round bit. I think my Portercable does, but that's about it. Not worth the money for your purposes.
Using round over bit is the result is absolutely uniform and esp if you want a bullnose edge. Plane first then hand sanding may be enough for a small touch ups.
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For just a few straight boards, I use a radius plane.
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