On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 20:21:45 GMT, "NoOne N Particular"
you are correct. the diameter is less, so the tip speed is less.
another plus is that there is less variation in the tip speed from one
end of the cutter to the other. vertical panel bits have a lot lower
pucker factor for _me_.
I run mine full speed. I also run it in a horizontal router table so I
can have the panels flat on the table, rather than trying to run them
through on edge.
On 2 Aug 2004 15:12:49 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Sean) wrote:
One of the reasons that I keep the shaper around instead of selling it
is that I don't like doing raised panels on a router table.
It scares me.
When I used to use the router table I would waste as much wood as
possible on the tablesaw before making the first pass on the router
The routers that I've used were all 3HP or better and either had
variable speed or were used with a speed control. The first one was a
Makita 3012 and the most recent one is a biggish Porter Cable.
15000 is way to fast in my book. On the shaper I make the roughing
passes at 7000, with a slow feed rate and use the 10000 setting for
the final pass at a higher feed rate.
If you stay with the router, try to take light cuts and work your way
to the final cut in steps. You will get more chatter out of the
router than the shaper, as it isn't beefy enough to resist the side
If that router is fixed at a minimum of 15000, I'd get a speed control
or another router.
A shaper or a beefier router is a lot less expensive than a hospital
Thomas J.Watson - Cabinetmaker (ret.)
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
OK, I think I got the point that 15,000 rpm is way too fast. Just to
answer some of the questions raised in the postings: it is a
horizontal bit, mounted in a router table with a variable speed
router. The problem is the min speed on the router is 15,000 rpm. I
think maybe the best thing to do is but myself the Hitach M12 or Freud
3+ HP router and then do it with a vertical bit or my horizontal bit
with a speed of 8000 rpm. Both of these routers have this low speed, I
I guess the other option would be to buy a door, but there isn't much
fun or creative energy put into that! LOL
Thanks a million for all your help
email@example.com (Sean) wrote in message
I have the freud bit you are referring to. On the inside of the
package is the safe speed at which the bit is supposed to run. It is
extremely dangerous to run at any faster speed. Also, you are correct
that you need a router with sufficient horsepower to work well with
bits of this size at the slower speed. I own the Freud router. It
works great, but if I were to get another one, I would get a Dewalt or
a Porter cable, only because accessories are easier to find.
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