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Wood Router Bits - They work on Metal!

Discussion in 'TOOL JUNKIES - TOOLS & TOOLING (Love Tools? This Is Your Forum)' started by joe_m, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. savarin

    savarin Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I've used the curved parts of various router bits for rounding over both steel and aluminium.
    On my 80mm refractor I used a 1/4" roman ogee bit to produce fancy edges on some of the parts, but, polishing them after did reduce the contours somewhat.
     
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    Do saw blades need to be annealed before cutting, then retempered? And what do you cut them with? Maybe just use an angle grinder?
    Thanks, Greg
     
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    I just use an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel and mark the blade with a marker to follow the line
     
  4. savarin

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    had to use the router bit today to round over the end of a steel shaft.
    Aligned with the end
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    fed straight in till rounded
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    The chips came of in crumbles rather than strings.
     
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    ch2co United States Grumpy Old Man H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Now I need to make a routerbit tool holder for my lathe. You cause so much pain!
    Did you make that worm gear yourself?
     
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    Not yet, I'm just altering this one for the refractor azimuth control.
     
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