Picked up a bosch colt NIB for $60 over the weekend, and i want to chuck up a roundover bit in it for semi-permanent use. Originally, i was going to buy a 1/4" shank 1/8" bit and a 1/16" bit. Now that im looking at freud bits, the suckers are expensive for tiny 1/4" shank roundovers. $21 isnt expensive, but for a tiny simple bit, it is more than i want to pay. So, it means buying one over the other. Im leaning towards the 1/8" roundover, but could see going even smaller if it is suggested. Does anyone run a trim router with roundover bit for easing edges?
Here is a manufactured jig for this, but you can build one quite easily, once you understand the concept. http://stockroomsupply.ca/shop/little-ripper-and-round-ripper.html . If you don't want to make your own, this one is pretty good, and for a reasonable price. I don't own one yet, but have watched one of these in use at a woodworking show and I was impressed. You will also need a special blade for good results. Re-sawing is different than most band sawing that you do because it is a ripping function of very thick wood and not the usual cross cutting of thinner wood. A cross cutting type blade will not work well for this. I wider than usual blade is best, as wide as your saw can handle, adjusted tight, with the blade teeth gullets centered on the band saw's tires. The saw will be working hard to do this. Don't kill your saw's motor. This is a slower process than normal band sawing. Have a good push block ready when you get near the end of the cut.