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Need help as to when to use lo /medium or hi speed when routing.My router has variable speed 1 to 10. Maximum is 22000 rpm. Look for your comments and guidance.

-- Farhad

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#1 posted 498 days ago

General rule:

The smaller the bit the higher the speed, the larger the bit the lower the speed

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#2 posted 498 days ago

In addition to speed, the hardness of the wood matters. The harder, the slower.

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#3 posted 498 days ago

big cutters slower small faster.Usually faster is a better finish but then theres safety so the big ones in a table only no hand held big cutters need to be turned slower. Alistair

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#4 posted 495 days ago

Wow, never thought of bit- size dependence. I was thinking as MrRon. Thank you guys so much.

-- Farhad

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#5 posted 494 days ago

Companies like CMT sometimes have recommended speeds with their bits. Lots of info in books/mags on this also.

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