Variable Speed Routers

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Farhad posted 04-11-2013 01:39 PM 861 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Farhad's profile


14 posts in 2098 days

04-11-2013 01:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router speed

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

5 replies so far

View SamuraiSaw's profile


515 posts in 1928 days

#1 posted 04-11-2013 01:43 PM

General rule:

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

Take a look at THIS

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas....

View MrRon's profile


4710 posts in 3207 days

#2 posted 04-11-2013 03:48 PM

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

View SCOTSMAN's profile


5849 posts in 3549 days

#3 posted 04-11-2013 03:54 PM

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

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

View Farhad's profile


14 posts in 2098 days

#4 posted 04-14-2013 10:12 AM

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

-- Farhad

View MonteCristo's profile


2099 posts in 2152 days

#5 posted 04-15-2013 05:02 AM

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

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics