|Forum topic by Luke2220||posted 02-02-2015 01:37 AM||1115 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
02-02-2015 01:37 AM
I was using a 1/4” spiral bit to cut some dados for drawer bottoms yesterday when the bit suddenly came through the top of the board!!!! I immediately stopped what I was doing, checked to make sure the bit was tightened down and tried it again. After two more boards the bit suddenly came up through the board again!!!
I immediately stopped again and proceeded to troubleshoot my router. The router is not physically moving up. Apparently the bit is loosening up and coming up through the wood at me!!! When I cleaned out the dado to look at the cut pattern, the cut is the same height and then suddenly the bit goes straight up!!!!!!!!
In the Marines we would have called this a whiskey-tango-foxtrot problem. Has anybody experienced this and what did you do to fix it? I’ve already contacted Triton, but that was last night. It might be tomorrow before I get a response if I get one at all.
I hope its not time to circular file the router and get a new one.
Thanks for the help.