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Where to get custome size router rebate bit made

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Trevanion

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How specific is a "specific" size? Wealden Tools do rebate bits that can take a variety of size bearings to make whatever size rebate you want in 1mm increments. I think NLS still do custom made bits but they weren't cheap and they're probably still aren't cheap.

I personally wouldn't want to spend £100+ on a custom made router rebate bit and would rather use something more standard and factor that into whatever I'm designing.
 

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+1 for different bearings. I also wind a couple of layers of tape round the bearing for small adjustments.

The tape trick is also good for leaving a final light cut to be taken with the tape removed.
Works well on timber prone to burning so any dark patches can be skimmed off.
 

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The sharpening places here, the ones that can do metal tooling in addition to woodworking, can modify an existing bit to reduce the diameter or width for less than a scratch made tool. It is still better, as the boys have pointed out, to find a bearing/bit combination from off the shelf.

Pete
 

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Yes, change the bearing.
But if that really doesn't work, I remember Cromwell grinding a straight cutter to a taper, back in the 90s. It was not cheap, but I wasn't paying the bill and it was what the customer wanted. I think that Cromwell are all over the country, are they not?
 
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