George Vondriska

Using a Flush Trim Router

George Vondriska
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Duration:   4  mins

Woodworking expert George Vondriska provides tips on how to use a flush trim router bit to cut a chair leg blank, including how to select the correctly sized router bit, set the height of a bit and use patterns to cut perfectly matched pieces. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original videos.

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8 Responses to “Using a Flush Trim Router”

    • Customer Service

      I find that a ½” flush trim bit serves a huge percentage of what I’d use a flush trim bit for. A larger diameter bit has a higher rim speed (cutting speed) at a given rpm. This might give you a better surface finish. A large diameter cutter may also have more cutting edges, three or four instead of two, giving you more cuts per minute and a better surface finish. This could be a critical advantage on gnarly end grain or chip prone materials.

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  1. mminorhsd

    I tried something very similar to this yesterday using 3/4″ white pine for the work piece and a piece of plywood for the template. Less than halfway through the trimming process a large chunk of the pine ripped off. I don’t know if I was going too fast, or trying to take too much off with the router, but it was very frustrating.

  2. Julian

    This video seems to finish before the end. i.e. George says: “at this point I can turn on the router”, and we don’t get to see the routing.

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