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Offline Dusty.Tools

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Freud Stacked Router Bit Setup
« on: November 27, 2019, 02:01 AM »
Hi All,

I'm looking for some advice on whether it's correct to use a Freud Stacked router bit in a certain way. Specifically I can't work out if a bearing must be used, or whether it's only needed for handheld uses.

I want to space two cutters 5/16 apart so I can create a tongue in a piece of 1/2" plywood. To space them this far apart I don't think I have room for the bearing. But I plan to use this setup on a router table, so the fence gives me the depth control that a bearing does.

Ideally I would stack a spacer, a 1/8 cutter, spacers to give me 5/16 clearance, a 1/8 cutter, a spacer and then the nut.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Ben
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Offline JD2720

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Re: Freud Stacked Router Bit Setup
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 06:32 AM »
I do not have the Freud slot cutting set. I have CMT & Whiteside slot cutting sets that I use for T&G a lot.

Offline RKA

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Re: Freud Stacked Router Bit Setup
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 09:14 AM »
It should be okay.  I would just be careful that you have enough spacers to tighten the stack down properly, but not so many that you don’t have enough threads engaged in the nut (or it may back out in use).  All the threads in the nut should be engaged.
-Raj

Offline Dusty.Tools

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Re: Freud Stacked Router Bit Setup
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 11:41 AM »
It should be okay.  I would just be careful that you have enough spacers to tighten the stack down properly, but not so many that you don’t have enough threads engaged in the nut (or it may back out in use).  All the threads in the nut should be engaged.
Thank you, that makes sense!




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Offline rst

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Re: Freud Stacked Router Bit Setup
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 06:10 PM »
I also have the CMT slotting set, uber adaptable...it is great. 

Offline Dusty.Tools

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Re: Freud Stacked Router Bit Setup
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 11:32 PM »
Thanks for the help. I set it up today and it worked perfectly.
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