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It sounds like you're running your bit too slowly. Spade bits are pretty sensitive to low speeds. A faster speed (and less feed pressure) will result in less material being removed with each pass. This, in turn leads to less force on the wood, resulting in less tearing of the fibers. This tearing of the fibers, instead of cleanly cutting them, is what ...


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Grizzly sells a similar clamp and calls it a sash clamp: The same term turns up several similar models at Amazon and other retailers. Yours is obviously not a pipe clamp as there's no actual pipe involved, but pipe clamps are also effectively the same thing: a head with a screw at one end, and a moveable foot that a slides along a pipe or bar. Your clamp ...


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