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Forum topic by edwood1975 posted 09-25-2014 03:57 PM 506 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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edwood1975

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09-25-2014 03:57 PM

I recently just purchased a fixed base router and have just started practicing with some bits and I’m wondering if I’m using the bit correctly and am I achiving the right profile ( basically an I using the router correctly )

I would like to say I know what all thrm dimensions on the router bit mean , but I dont?

Any suggestions or knowledge would be appreciated a sample of my router work is on my page….

Thanks

-- Ed


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#1 posted 09-25-2014 04:32 PM

Do a search on YouTube for router stuff. i am pretty sure you will find some info there.

Also read the router manual, it will give the basic do’s and dont’s.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 09-25-2014 04:54 PM

The best advice I can give you is go to one or all of the mfg’s sites and pour over all the available information on their bits. Specifically, maximum bit speeds for different size bits. You do NOT want to exceed them. Break out the manual for the router and see if there is any valuable information like how to set “zero”, depth of cut, variable speed settings, etc.

There is also a router forum that has lots of sticky’s loaded with information like what bit is used for what process and why.

Lots of opinions but make sure you follow the mfg’s info to be safe.

ALWAYS unplug your router until you are ready to actually start cutting.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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