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Offline mwesterman

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Router bits (6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm) with 1/4" shank
« on: May 10, 2022, 01:07 PM »
I am trying to find router bits (1/4" shank) that will cut mortises for Domino tenons.  I am looking for 6mm, 8mm, 10mm cutting diameter.  I am having trouble finding metric cutters with an imperial shank.  Some suppliers are advertising metric cutters, but when I call and talk to them, it turns out that the bits are actually imperial size that is close, but not exactly metric.
I am very happy with my shop made mortiser and I really don't want to switch out router collets every time I want to cut a mortise.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Offline twistsol1

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Re: Router bits (6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm) with 1/4" shank
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2022, 01:18 PM »
Whiteside makes 5 and 6 mm bits with 1/4" shanks but for 8 and 10 mm they have 1/2" shanks so you'd still need to switch out collets for those.

https://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/collections/imperial-shank
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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Router bits (6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm) with 1/4" shank
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2022, 01:30 PM »
Might also consider buying metric collets, depending on the router you have. Elaire makes a lot of options.

https://elairecorp.com/routercollets/

I sometimes buy metric bits from Axminsters, great service and fast shipping, free over $120 in the US.

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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Router bits (6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm) with 1/4" shank
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2022, 01:37 PM »
You'll find all 4 cutters you mentioned with quarter-inch shanks right here;

https://www.trend-uk.com/products/router-cutter-ranges/craftpro-router-cutters/straight-flute-router-cutters

I have no idea if Trend have representation in North America, but I do know for a fact that they've shipped cutters to buddy of mine in Minneapolis. The quality's high and the prices are reasonable.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Router bits (6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm) with 1/4" shank
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2022, 01:39 PM »
Might also consider buying metric collets, depending on the router you have. Elaire makes a lot of options.

https://elairecorp.com/routercollets/

I sometimes buy metric bits from Axminsters, great service and fast shipping, free over $120 in the US.

RMW

Good thought process Richard...if the collet is changed to a metric diameter, then the bit selection goes from 2 to 72.

https://www.toolstoday.com/router-bits/cnc-router-bits-and-insert-router-bits.html?narrow=%5B%5B%22Diameter%22%2C%226mm%22%5D%2C%5B%22Diameter%22%2C%228mm%22%5D%2C%5B%22Diameter%22%2C%2210mm%22%5D%2C%5B%22Diameter%22%2C%2212mm%22%5D%2C%5B%22Diameter%20Measurements%22%2C%22Millimeters%22%5D%5D&sort_by=popularity&disable_semantics=1&page_num=2

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Router bits (6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm) with 1/4" shank
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2022, 05:39 PM »
Might also consider buying metric collets, depending on the router you have. Elaire makes a lot of options.

https://elairecorp.com/routercollets/

I sometimes buy metric bits from Axminsters, great service and fast shipping, free over $120 in the US.

RMW

Good thought process Richard...if the collet is changed to a metric diameter, then the bit selection goes from 2 to 72.

https://www.toolstoday.com/router-bits/cnc-router-bits-and-insert-router-bits.html?narrow=%5B%5B%22Diameter%22%2C%226mm%22%5D%2C%5B%22Diameter%22%2C%228mm%22%5D%2C%5B%22Diameter%22%2C%2210mm%22%5D%2C%5B%22Diameter%22%2C%2212mm%22%5D%2C%5B%22Diameter%20Measurements%22%2C%22Millimeters%22%5D%5D&sort_by=popularity&disable_semantics=1&page_num=2

Yea I love toolstoday. Great selection and since they are just north of me I often get next day delivery.

RMW
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Router bits (6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm) with 1/4" shank
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2022, 07:47 PM »
You'll find all 4 cutters you mentioned with quarter-inch shanks right here;

https://www.trend-uk.com/products/router-cutter-ranges/craftpro-router-cutters/straight-flute-router-cutters

I have no idea if Trend have representation in North America, but I do know for a fact that they've shipped cutters to buddy of mine in Minneapolis. The quality's high and the prices are reasonable.

I have mentioned that before. Trend has a very minimal presence here in the US. You can get things shipped, it not that they are restricted, but it has to be planned out.

I did just receive the 5mm Whiteside today. This was because of a project mentioned earlier.
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