|Forum topic by Jofa||posted 08-12-2013 05:41 PM||714 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-12-2013 05:41 PM
Hey LJ’s. I just picked up a Makita RT0700C hand held router and I had some questions.
Up to now, I’ve been using a single speed Skil router that is mounted on a table. It’s a big ‘un and has worked ok for the time I’ve had it.
I grabbed this Makita because I’m just sick of having to unmount the Skil every time I want to do work on a larger piece.
So last night I used it to roundover cuts I made for a plywood deck for one of my pedalboards. At first I had it set at the maximum speed and it seemed to leave a bit of a rough edge. Then I tried it at about 2 of 6 on the speed dial and the results were fantastic. Very clean, no burning.
So my question is, how should I be using the speed adjustment? Do I go with a higher speed for harder stock and vice versa for softer woods? Any suggestions for different speeds for cutting dovetails or box joints?
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