Thread: 45 Degree and round-over bits?
I need a 45 deg V bit for making mitre joints on ~18mm MDF. If possible I'd like the option of using the same bit for chamfer jobs on aluminium.
Can you recommend? Should I just get a general good quality hand router bit?
Secondly I need a round-over bit for the same materials. Probably got more use for aluminium on this one.
But there are much cheaper options for wood. www.toolstation.co.uk used to have lots of cheap router cutters, but their range is now somewhat limited. I'd start with getting a couple of cheap ones on eBay and see how it goes. I'm still using a set I got from Aldi, although I don't cut wood very often so can't really comment on how long they would last.
This for rounding over in wood, it will do Ali but you need to go carefull with several pass's and have stiff machine other wise you'll get chatter.
For milling alloy, I get my corner rounding bits by getting a re-sharpening Co' to grind old cutters up.
I use these : http://www.lmcuttingtools.com.
My last one, a 10deg corner from a 12mm 3 flute cost me £12ish !
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