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Forum topic by scvwood27 posted 02-03-2014 08:50 PM 513 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2014 08:50 PM

Anybody have a go by for router speed (router table) for different types of wood. I know the bigger bits need a slower speed, but I’m asking about regular size bits like 1/2 inch round overs and such. I had my Triton router on 3 with some pine and I was getting some tear out. The bit was brand new. Any info will help. Thanks


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#1 posted 02-03-2014 09:14 PM

Tear out on pine? Sounds like you were going the wrong direction.

Against the direction of the grain always.

If you just have to go in the direction of the grain take as small a bite as you possibly can.

Another thought is that the bit might be loaded with pitch. If it is, all your cuts will be screwy.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 09:59 PM

Ok, when you mean tear-out do you mean at the end-grain or long-grain? If it’s end gran try a backer board. Try adjusting feed rate. Finally if all else fails climb-cutting but be careful.

http://www.finewoodworking.com/workshop/article/safe-speeds-for-big-router-bits.aspx

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