View Full Version : Spoilboard Surfacing - What tool(s) do you use?

Mad Professor
06-01-2013, 02:31 PM
Good day all.

I am intrested to know what tool(s) eveyone here uses to surface their spoilboard.

I am just using a Trend 25mm dia TCT wood routing bit, but this takes a long time.

Thanks for your time.

Best Regards.

06-01-2013, 06:37 PM
Depends how deep your pockets are but I have one of these and they make short work of spoil boards at 52mm wide. Wealden Tool Company Limited Surface Trim (http://www.wealdentool.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Surface_Trim_225.html)

Also this if you need deeper cutting Wealden Tool Company Limited Surface Trim 3 Wing (http://www.wealdentool.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Surface_Trim__3_Wing_250.html)

06-01-2013, 08:49 PM
And for the Truly Deep of pocket.......

Mini Insert Spoilboard Surfacing & Rabbeting Router Bit with Scorer 2 + 2 Design -Toolstoday.com- Industrial Quality (http://www.toolstoday.com/p-6160-mini-insert-spoilboard-surfacing-rabbeting-flycutter-cnc-router-bit-with-scorer-2-2-design.aspx#choose-variant)

.... Kin how much!

Funny thing is , I was actually quite impressed with some of that insert tooling..... maybe one day....


11-01-2013, 05:32 PM
I know it sounds very crude, but when I had a larger router (Magnun 1200x1500, but sold when I downsized house/garage) I made a fixed dia. fly cutter (36mm) by brazing a lathe tip onto an M10 bolt head and cut off the thread. this surfaced the table easily and cost 0.00. I may even still have, and you are wellcome to it if I can find it. G.

11-01-2013, 07:43 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but you can get a HSS fly cutter from rdgtools for 10 that would work on mdf wouldn't it?

Mad Professor
11-01-2013, 09:00 PM
I did e-mail amanatool (http://www.amanatool.com) regarding there Spoilboard Surfacing tools, To find out if there was any UK dealers/resellers, and as of yet, I have not had a reply from them.

12-01-2013, 10:55 AM
It would be nice to know if there is a UK stockist, but more than likely we'll be as well buying direct and risk HMTB and postal charges
seeing as buying from a UK stockist would more than likely result in Huge mark up.

Or is that me being cynical