Using a router fence with bearing bits?

Watching the Router Workshop yesterday, I found myself questioning why the hosts kept setting up a fence so that the bearing portion of the router was flush with the fence. A few minutes later I got my answer. Seems I probably wasn't the first person to ask them that question.

By setting the fence up flush with the router bit bearing you reduce the chance of slight variations in the edge getting telegraphed through the bearing and into the workpiece.

Monday January 19, 2004   ·   Permalink