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Forum topic by Jim K posted 03-23-2010 07:18 AM 1156 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim K

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03-23-2010 07:18 AM

Hi I have a new rigid router 2 1/4 hp. I noticed the base has a flat side but the clear plastic sub base does not have a flat spot to match, Will I affect the performance if I sand the sub base to match the base? This is my first router. What would the correct speed for 3/4 pine?

Jim K.

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#1 posted 03-23-2010 02:31 PM

you could sand the flat spot on your subbase, or you could make another subase out of some plastic or even mdf with the flat on it so that you still had the round one when needed

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#2 posted 03-23-2010 03:12 PM

It is not the wood species, but the router bit size.

Bit Diameter Maximum Speed (RPM)
Up to 1” 24,000
1 1/4” to 2” 18,000
2 1/4” to 2 1/2” 16,000
3” to 3 1/2” 12,000

Remake a base using the current one as a template. Use Lexan, (an Acrylic plastic, not Plexiglas) makes for a great plate.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#3 posted 03-23-2010 03:44 PM


I plan on using mostly small bits straight spiral bits round overs, rabbit, and chamfer to learn with. I’m a little over
welmed by all the things that I hear that can go wrong. The only way to learn is to do it.

Jim K

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