Steve Schulteis Posted November 21, 2021 Share Posted November 21, 2021 Anyone have a good source of router bits for cutting reed slots? I've experimented with a common 1/4" dovetail bit, but the tips of my reeds are 5.7mm (i.e. less than 1/4"), so the reeds end up getting pinched along the vent, potentially causing issues. I've found 3/16" mill bits and a router collet that should fit them, but I'm unsure about whether they're safe to run at my router's minimum speed (8000 rpm). I suppose I could stick with the 1/4" bit, route each slot oversized, and glue in a shim along one edge, but I'd like to avoid that if I can. I'm not overly concerned about shaft length or diameter. I'm planning to glue the chamber walls in place after routing the reed slots, so I won't need to avoid them during that step. (Feel free to inform me if that's a bad idea.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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