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Metric router bits

12/10/19       
Dropout Member

Good morning.

I'm looking for a supplier of metric compression spiral bits, preferably 13mm or 14mm.

Any suggestions?

12/11/19       #2: Metric router bits ...
james e mcgrew  Member

Website: mcgrewwoodwork.com

Try US Router tools

12/11/19       #3: Metric router bits ...
Chuck Hicks Member

Website: http://www.southeasttool.com

Diameter the same as the shank size I hope. If so, we can do it, just not a stock item. advise

12/11/19       #4: Metric router bits ...
dan

Website: http://ctsaw.com

You'll be able to find 14mm as a pcd tipped tool from companies like Leuco or Leitz.

In solid carbide it'll be custom - you can reach out to a distributor for many different comapnies - Southeast Tool, Fs Tool, Onsrud, Vortex are just some examples - and they should be able to quickly get you a quote for a custom compression bits in metric sizes to fit your needs. Let them know how many because with custom solid carbide bits the more you buy the cheaper they'll be.

Dan Povinelli
Connecticut Saw & Tool
www.ctsaw.com

12/11/19       #5: Metric router bits ...
Bill Member

Why do you need metric bits?

12/11/19       #6: Metric router bits ...
Dropout Member

Thanks all.

Good question Bill.

We do mostly components made from baltic birch. It's faster for us to cut 16mm into an 18mm sheet and them separate the parts on a trim router. Unfortunately a 1/2 bearing doesn't always slide well in a 1/2 ply groove cut so I want to open the groove a little by using a 13mm rather than a 1/2 bit. We have tried replacing the 1/2 bearing with a 0.490 bushing and it fits the groove better but doesn't roll well.

12/11/19       #7: Metric router bits ...
Bill Member

Interesting idea. We use a 3/8" bit to separate parts, have for years.

Is there a reason that will not work?

3/8" Flush trim bit.

12/11/19       #8: Metric router bits ...
Chuck Hicks Member

Website: http://www.southeasttool.com

We have a .490 bearing also if that will help any. 3/16" and 1/4" Inside Diameter

12/11/19       #9: Metric router bits ...
Dropout Member

Hi Chuck.

That's even easier.

Any distributors in Canada?

12/11/19       #10: Metric router bits ...
Chuck Hicks Member

Website: http://www.southeasttool.com

Yes, What part?

12/12/19       #11: Metric router bits ...
Dropout Member

Hi Chuck.

Ontario.

What's the part number for the 0.490 by 0.250 bearing?

Thanks.

12/13/19       #12: Metric router bits ...
Chuck Hicks

Website: http://www.southeasttool.com

SBE190 call Galt Wood Tool in ONT

12/27/19       #13: Metric router bits ...
Dropout Member

The bearings worked great.

SBE 193 for the 1/4 bore.

12/27/19       #14: Metric router bits ...
Chuck Hicks Member

Website: http://www.southeasttool.com

Good Deal, Glad to help

Happy New Year !!!

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