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Frederick N. Brier
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Wow. That was silly of me. So my last question is about “Sharp Stuff”. My first project is cutting 3/4″ plywood for the work table (4’x8′), which I know is not recommended, but the accuracy would be great if it was within 1/8″. I will then remount the parts on a smaller base (30″x 56″), which will sit on the larger work table. So the question is, what bits should I buy? I was looking at the Kyocera bit specifications and realized I did not know the cutting length (l) of the bit in the store. I was looking at the 1/16″ bit, and the uncoated part in the catalog is 1710-0625.750. Being a neophyte, I don’t know what the appropriate diameter (D) of a bit should be to cut plywood, or what coating is better. Is 1/16″ too small? What bits in the store have a cutting length of 3/4″? Are they appropriate for cutting plywood? Thank you again.

Fred