|Forum topic by noicing||posted 03-14-2010 02:14 PM||1260 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-14-2010 02:14 PM
I just finished a router table with a rockler router lift. I have never done cope and rail joinery before but a project I plan on making for my wife requires it. Therefore, I puchased a freud adjustable cope and rail set and this calls for about 18,000 rpm’s. My porter cable (1-3/4 horse power ) router, which I own now, does not have variable speed and is set at 23,000 rpm .
Which brings me to the possibility of purcahsing a new router ( with my wifes input, ok approval of course). I could purchase a variable speed controller for my existing router which is only 1-3/4 hp and save money or purchase a 2-1/4 hp router that would fit in my router lift.
In the future I plan on doing some raised panel work.
So I have a couple questions.
1- Is a 2-1/4 hp router what I need if I go to raised panel or will my 1-3/4 hp router be adequate.
I appreciate any feed back.