I make signs and require a v-groove bit with a true point. I've been using the Whiteside bit #1507 and needed a new one. I saw they now have #1508 listed as a replacement for #1507. Unfortunately, the tip does not come to a true point, but rather has about 1/16" of flat space on the tip, making it useless for what I need it for. I had the same problem in ordering a similar Freud bit. In talking to a tech at Whiteside, they say they are still working to improve that, but at this time, that's the best they can do, and will no longer be making the #1507. It looks like I can find some places that still have a few #1507s left, and will order them, but in the future I wonder what my options are. Anybody else having this problem or know of any other companies making bits with the same specs with a TRUE point to them? I need a bit that will create both the deep cut and the fine point detail. This is the product description of the 1507:
90 Degree V-Groove C/T router bit. 1-1/2" cutting diameter. 3/4" point length. 2-3/4" over all length. 1/2" shank
I appreciate any help.