I'm having a problem with burning when using my router on hardwoods. Is this
a fault of my technique? Moving router to fast? It occurs with new and
resharpened blades so I don't think it's dull bits. Thanks
It actually happens when you move too slow, not too fast. If you pause at
any point, it can happen almost instantly. Cherry is particularly prone to
this. The best way to avoid it is to make sure you have clean & sharp bits
(which you say you have) and to move at a steady rate without pausing at
I avoid this by running two passes as apposed to a single. I run the router
at a constant speed taking off 3/4 of the depth I want. I then run a second
pass to clean everything up. As stated by Mike, make sure you run a constant
speed and NEVER pause when routing.
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