routing raised panels

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Old 03-08-09, 11:31 AM
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routing raised panels

What is the best method for routing a raised panel when using a 3 1/2 in. wide bit with a backcutter?
 
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Old 03-08-09, 03:32 PM
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Take small bites, don't try to get it all on one pass. Better with the router mounted in a table.
 
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Old 03-22-09, 04:07 PM
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When you're using such a large bit (3 1/2"), it's also important to lower the speed of the router to about 12,000 RPM. This will keep the cutting edge from going too fast and will also relieve some stress from the bearings.

It's also a LOT safer!

I second Just Bill's suggestion to use the router mounted on a table.
 
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