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Old 09-27-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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I've not had good luck with Routering out wall sheathing for windows.
Problem might be with my no name bit.
Can I get a recommendation please.
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:06 PM   #2
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I've not had good luck with Routering out wall sheathing for windows.
Problem might be with my no name bit.
Can I get a recommendation please.
Search the framing thread. I remember this conversation. I forget the verdict. I think it was loneframer

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I've not had good luck with Routering out wall sheathing for windows.
Problem might be with my no name bit.
Can I get a recommendation please.
https://www.toolnut.com/bosch-85601m...-trim-bit.html
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We can knock out the cuts quicker with circ saw. I've used a large router bit, but don't hit a random nail...

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Routers do a nice job but they have to be plugged in and it seems the wind always favors plastering me with OSB shavings.
I like a cordless recip with a demo blade. Clean cut, fast, no cords and not much mess.
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Use anything with a vac port.


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I've not had good luck with Routering out wall sheathing for windows.
Problem might be with my no name bit.
Can I get a recommendation please.
I always used a router, i think the last one was freud. It might not be as fast as a circ saw, but It's pretty close and the cut doesn't leave rough edges which I like because I installed the windows.
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Whiteside makes some great router bits.


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I don't use them but I thought the sentiment was more power and a smaller bit. Less friction with the glues. I think this would be a good one.
https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools...hoCPjYQAvD_BwE
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I don't use them but I thought the sentiment was more power and a smaller bit. Less friction with the glues. I think this would be a good one.
https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools...hoCPjYQAvD_BwE
The smaller the bit the faster it heats up. The more it heats up, the more it dulls.
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So maybe a downcut spiral bit is less stressful than flutes
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Yep solid carbide.


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So maybe a downcut spiral bit is less stressful than flutes
The one I listed I used to get 2 houses worth of windows out of plus a bunch of odds and ends cutting. The weak point is the bearings. They blow apart when the bit is still fairly sharp. Key is to get the ones with 2 bearings. Single bearing set ups donít last as long.

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