How to Use Drill Bits and Scrap Wood on Your Router Table for Precise Bit Height
posted on December 1, 2011 by Woodworker's Journal
Setting Router Height with Drill Bits Drill bits like these 3/8” will help you determine the best height for a shallow router cut.

When I need to set a precise bit height at my router table, I take two drill bits with diameters that match the router bit height I need. I lay both bits down on the table parallel with one another and on either side of the router bit. Then, with the router bit raised higher than necessary, I rest a small scrap on the top cutting edges and on one of the two drill bits. I lower the router bit slowly until the other end of the scrap touches the second drill bit. At this point, I know my router bit height is dialed in correctly.

posted on December 1, 2011 by Woodworker's Journal
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