Router v bit

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Router v bit

Post by belfastwood » Sat May 01, 2021 4:43 pm

Hello, I'd appreciate some help please. I'm trying to use a router to create a v groove in a piece of mdf to resemble tongue and groove. I've used a 1/4" trend bit on a new trend router, but the cut has a flat bottom, rather than being a sharp v. Am I doing something wrong or should I try a different bit? Thanks for advice.

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Post by davidpidge » Sat May 08, 2021 8:53 pm

Which cutter are you using?

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Re: Router v bit

Post by Meccarroll » Sun May 09, 2021 1:08 am

belfastwood wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 4:43 pm
Hello, I'd appreciate some help please. I'm trying to use a router to create a v groove in a piece of mdf to resemble tongue and groove. I've used a 1/4" trend bit on a new trend router, but the cut has a flat bottom, rather than being a sharp v. Am I doing something wrong or should I try a different bit? Thanks for advice.

If the cut has a flat on the bottom then it's not a V cut bit. You can buy V cut bits that have replaceable blades but they cost a bit more money than standard V bits.

A worn V bit will give a flat eventually.

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