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Robbo60

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With my router/trimmer 1/4 collet, what would be the largest bit i should use? 25 or 50mm?
 

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What timber were you thinking of using?
not sure but cherry, maple, walnut seem popular. Would it be worth making one with some scraps of soft wood to practice techniques - gluing, clamping etc? Don't want to waste expensive stuff
 

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With my router/trimmer 1/4 collet, what would be the largest bit i should use? 25 or 50mm?
I'd be surprised if there are many 1/4 shank / 2" cutters about?

1/4 collet machines are normally less powerful. The shank is weaker and the friction in the collet is less than a 1/2"

I would stick with 1" even if 2" were availible.

Additionally, if you're doing this by hand, then a 1" bit will show less issues if evreything isn't perfectly level.
 

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I'd be surprised if there are many 1/4 shank / 2" cutters about?

1/4 collet machines are normally less powerful. The shank is weaker and the friction in the collet is less than a 1/2"

I would stick with 1" even if 2" were availible.

Additionally, if you're doing this by hand, then a 1" bit will show less issues if evreything isn't perfectly level.
Thanks Julian. Just measured router and aperture in bottom is only 30mm any way, so 25mm it is,
 
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