Good morning all!
I am building drawers for a project and have a question about bit selection for routing slots for the drawer bottoms.
Perhaps I am not using the proper bit, but when I start the slot, even though I am holding the wood tight to the router fence, there is a lot of aggressive 'stuff' that seems to want to happen. The wood is grabbed and for a short time I nearly lose control. Nothing bad has happened (this was a test piece), but I have one of those little 'don't do that' thoughts. I always listen to those because it means I am heading for disaster. I am even more concerned when I have to plunge the side into the bit for the tail side of the dovetailed drawers.
What type of bit should I be using? I am using a two flute bit.
These are small slots (1/8") and are only 1/4" deep, so I am not taking a lot of material out. The drawers are prefinished 1/2" ply from my local wood supplier and are specially made for drawers.
Thanks for the rookie help. I obviously need it.