Surfacing Bit

Bit I ordered from Amazon got lost in transit and I want to get started on a project.

Would this bit work in a pinch to surface better/faster than the 1/8" I have.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Bosch-3-4-in-Carbide-Tipped-Straight-Router-Bit/1081969

Any suggestions on surfacing speeds?

Sure that’ll work. This is what I bought to do it.
Whiteside 6210 CNC Spoilboard Surfacing Router Bit, 1/4" Shank - - Amazon.com

That’s what I ordered from Amazon and I’m still going to get it, just USPS lost it :frowning: And want to get going again faster on projects.

I’ve used 1/2" and 3/4" flat blades for this before, actually that same Bosch bit, but 1/2" variety. Depending on your tram alignment, you may get lines. Also, if you don’t have the speed/feed set right, you may get a little burning. Lines just take a little post-sanding, burns can be a bit deeper and take more time to clear out.

I found the best output is Y axis raster (front to back), the speed of the spindle varies depending on wood hardness. It’s been a while (I use surfacing bits now, such as this one - https://amzn.to/3gpCISg), but I think for hardwoods I used somewhere between 2 and 3 on the dewalt 611.

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