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    mini router bit???

    When I set up my shop and bought tools for it I did so with no real experience in a shop. Even though my father was a professional he never taught me anything beyond how to handle a broom.
    I made some good choices and some misteaks.
    One of the mistakes was buying hole cutter. It is a Grizzly cordless.
    http://grizzly.com/outlet/18V-Cordle...Out-Tool/H0599
    Well made tool, no gripes there. But, thus far has proven useless. I had intended to use it as a mini-router to decorate holes cut-outs and such.
    But, so far, I haven't found decent mini-router bits. I bought a set of el-cheapos and they would make interesting lapel pins.
    Lately, I have seen a 'new' tool by Dremel that, supposedly, is a mini-router and they sell bits for it.
    The ? is, anyone here ever used them? I don't want to waste money.
    Or should I just chuck the whole concept?
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    Frank,
    Woodline used to sell a set of small/miniature router bits - with " shafts - that work very well in small routers like the Trend, or in a laminate trimmer. There are over a dozen profiles in the set, and it wasn't very expensive. Maybe they still sell it. Chek their website.
    Jim D.
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    mini router bits

    Frank, I know about another kinda useless tool I bought from DeWalt a corded
    version of the same cut out tool that you posted here.

    As far as a mini router goes....I like a Dremel or copy of one, have used them for years and they do and good job for what they are. I use the 1/8" router bits they sell and they are some good quality cutting tools for sure. I even bought the plunge router base and it works surprisingly well for a small detail router.

    I first started using Dremel tools in my business about 10 or 12 years ago...they haven't disappointed me yet. Most locksmith's use them on a regular basis
    for their daily work also.

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    I used to use a 1/4" wide straight bit (1/8" shaft) on my Dremel with a router base for routing out pickup cavities on electric guitars. I've seen some sets of mini bits. Here's one I found, although I have no idea what sort of quality it might be...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...H7FC2EVJ456WS1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I used to use a 1/4" wide straight bit (1/8" shaft) on my Dremel with a router base for routing out pickup cavities on electric guitars. I've seen some sets of mini bits. Here's one I found, although I have no idea what sort of quality it might be...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...H7FC2EVJ456WS1
    Old post resurfaces.
    Those look exactly like a set I have already. Except mine are gold titanium plated. Duller than a butter knife.
    But, thanks for thinking of me.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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