Each piece will have two slots in the same plane, doing 4 pieces a minute
That is the plan to build a fixed template with two slots to hog out the
dados, templates can be fixed with enough slack to allow swapping
workpieces without a lot of futzing about. Speed is more important
than accuracy for this and if the dadoes are within an 1/16" of where they
are supposed to be, all will be good.
OT, but I did see a rather large trim saw in a documentary about
Steinway pianos. After they glue up the laminated frame they trim the
edges with a saw that is basically a 10- or 20-hp motor with a
horizontally-mounted saw blade attached. The piano frame, on a dolly,
is pushed through the unshielded saw by a couple or three brave guys.
Milwaukee 5625; however, trying to use that beast as a hand
held device scares the hell out of me.
Give some thought to mounting the router securely and fixturing
the part while it is being cut.
On Friday, February 15, 2013 4:33:18 PM UTC-6, Lew Hodgett wrote:
ares the hell out of me. Give some thought to mounting the router securely
and fixturing the part while it is being cut. Lew
On advice from those here, I bought the Milwaukee 5625-20 and am very pleas
ed with it. I not only needed an upgrade, but I need some beef.
Hand held routing can be safe with the 5625. Just take your time and make
shallow cuts. I recently made rabbets with a 5/8" straight bit and there w
as no problem handling the router or the cutting. I made shallow and narro
w cuts, not one-pass cutting. I would not attempt making a 5/8" dado by a
hand held method with this 5/8" bit.
I bought this router for using these large profile bits (first few pics on
the Photostream link). I would not attempt to use the hand held method for
these bits. As someone said, using the hand held method, with large bits,
are likely to throw the router, throw the wood or both. I have yet to mak
e a router table, but it's on my agenda. http://www.flickr.com/photos/438
I would recommend the Milwaukee 5625-20.
Hand held routing can be safe with the 5625. Just take your time and
make shallow cuts.
Agree: however, speed was a part of the requirements specified.
IMHO, speed and a large hand held router are mutually exclusive.
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