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Forum topic by paulwl posted 02-02-2015 11:40 PM 544 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-02-2015 11:40 PM

I am new to wood working but I am able to do some home Reno’s. I am trying to make some small boxes for screws and other small parts. I tried to use the router that I have mounted in a table that I also use for a work bench, small band saw, and scroll saw. The problem I’m having with the router is tear out. I’m using 1/4” ply for bottom and front and back, using 1/8 for sides. I can use my table saw for this but it is time consuming, due to the fact that I can’t use a dado blade set on my saw. Looking for any help. please and thanks

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#1 posted 02-03-2015 12:50 AM

I will say just this ,possibly feed direction, speed of router, and sharpeness of cutters too.,All potentially forms of this type of problem IMHO Alistair

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

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#2 posted 02-03-2015 01:03 AM

Tear out is hard to avoid with plywood that thin. Backer boards should help.

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