Oak Splinter - Router

Any suggestions on how to eliminate splinter/tearout when routering oak?
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On Sun, 06 Mar 2005 19:44:11 -0500, Jim Smith wrote:

We just had a long discussion on this. Check out:
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Jim Smith wrote:

1. Take partial cut(s) to final depth 2. Make sure bit is <sharp> (not some cheap pos)... 3. Higher rotational speed may help if it's a small diameter bit 4. Try to control the grain direction in the piece your routing and use straight-grained stock
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And a "backer board" if at all possible...
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In addition to the other suggestions, sometimes a little climb cut on the back end will be enough to eliminate the tearout when you make the cut in the proper direction. Use care and a very light touch.
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Short tutorial on tear out at the http://www.patwarner.com/tearout.html link.
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