Top Trim Routing Techniques: Flush Cutting Plugs
posted on December 1, 2010 by Chris Marshall
Using a trim router with a straight bit can allow you to cut several thin flush cut plugs in a very short amount of time.

On a recent project, I had 70-some wood plugs to trim flush. Of course, there are options to perform the job — flush-cut saw, multi-tool, chisel. But, I grabbed my trim router and a straight bit. If you use a thickness or two of office paper as a spacer for setting bit depth, you can shave plugs nearly flush in no time flat. Nibble them away with gentle, sweeping strokes. Follow up with a little sanding, and you’re done. I even trimmed plugs on my project’s vertical surfaces this way, thanks again to the tool’s small stature and light weight. I doubt I could have worked any faster with other tools.

posted on December 1, 2010 by Chris Marshall
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