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    Most Popular Router Bit

    While working on a project today I got to thinking about my choice of bits. I seem to always reach for my straight flute 1/2" bit. That got me wondering if everyone else used the same bit as much as I do. So my question is what is your most used bit?
    Jim

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    My favorite bit is the one that will do the job I am working on at the time.
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    Easy, round over. It's the only one I own.

    Nope, I lied. I have a 1/2" end mill I use for loose tenons. But the still the round over bit is the most used.
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    I prolly use my roundovers or chamfers the most.
    Got Wood?

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    I cut all my dados and rabbets with a router (and I cut a lot of dados and rabbets), so I guess my favourite is among the 10 or so straight bits that I own.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Jim, I have to agree with you; with a half inch shank of course.
    That bit seems so stout and indestructible. Although I have broken some carbide off a few.
    It can be used for rabbets, dadoes, and jointing. It gets used a lot.
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    jim, i buy 1/2 and 1/4" straights a dozen at a time.....i also use a 1/8" radius r/o lots......tod
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    The most popular bit I sold last year was a Whiteside #1066 which is a 1/2" diameter 1" cutter length 1/2" shank bit.
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    jim, i buy 1/2 and 1/4" straights a dozen at a time.....i also use a 1/8" radius r/o lots......tod
    Tod, do you sell good carbide bits?

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    3/16 and 1/4" roundovers.
    45 chamfer

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