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Can I use a router to ease edges of re-surfaced 2x4 constructed deck?

Aloha, I am re finishing a 30+ year old redwood deck for a friends mother. This is not the first deck I have refinished but it is the largest. In the past I have eased the edges of the newly belt sanded 2x4s by hand. This deck is large enough that would be a daunting task with my carpel tunnel like issues. I have almost zero time using a router.
The gaps between 2x4s are not consistent, they can be larger than 1/4" to less than 1/8".
My only intention of easing edges it to avoid splintering and prevent coating failure. I donʻt want to remove much edge. Will a router bit be narrow enough for this this task?
Thank you!
Darryl

There aren't any router bits with bearings small enough to fit in the gaps you describe. You have to have a bearing on the bottom of the bit to prevent it from digging in to the wood and the smallest available is usually 1/4" diameter. If most of your gaps are that size it will work for you, but if not, your best bet might be a small hand plane designed just for putting a round over or chamfer on the edges of boards called a Woodstock W1100 Slickplane. It should reach into the tight tolerances you describe and save you a lot of hand sanding. They're available at specialty retailers and on Amazon for $15.30.

You could also use a medium coarse flat file, but not a rasp. I've often ground off the teeth on one edge of my files so I can use them in corners without gouging and it would work in this case, too. But you might have to bite the bullet and just use fairly coarse sandpaper like 60 or 80 grit because it will be as fast or faster than anything other than a router - speaking of which, a router is a pretty vital tool for most woodworkers and this may be an excuse for you to get one. If you don't have a lot of experience with them, read the directions carefully because the direction you move it over the work surface is very important and if you go backwards the bit can pull jerk the machine out of your hands.

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