Sorry to sound dim, but I've been trying to find a 'how to' guide on setting
up a router. 1.Does anyone know of one?
2.If I wanted to route slots say 9mm, 12mm and 18mm wide, would I need to
buy 3 'router bits'?
3. I need a router for a one-off fence paneling job. So the choice is to
hire one or buy a cheaper model. It would be nice to have one in the kit,
bearing in mind, with fencing, I'm not looking for a pro finish - what are
folks' views on the cheapo multi-speed routers in the £30 - £45 bracket?
As someone else has said one size will do all three widths. Practice on
some scrap first and dot try and cut more than say 5-6 mm deep on each
pass. If you are working on narrow stock say less than half the width of
the router base, clamp other pieces alongside to give a wider support
Far better to use an undersize cutter say 8mm and do each edge of the
groove separately. Assuming the slot is going away from you, cut the
left hand edge moving away from you, and the right hand edge moving
towards you. Keep the router moving otherwise the wood will burn.
Buy tungsten carbide bits. Wealden, http://www.wealdentool.com/ are a
very good compromise over price and quality. Usually very quick
delivery. Cheap multiprofile sets are usually false economy.
Your dont really need variable speed for the size of cutter for this job
so put your money into a better fixed speed machine if there is a choice.
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