If you have a flush-cut piloted or bearing straight bit and a pretty hefty
you can cut 3/4" birch plywood using a template all day without putting too
much stress on the router, can't you? Of course the diameter of the bit is a
factor, I believe you can get a 7/8" or 1" X 1/4" plunge bit with a solid pilot
the end. Isn't that the type of bit used for the same application in CNC
I just am wondering if this is too much abuse for a 2 or 3 hp router...
Baltic Birch or Birch veneer plywood. The Baltic Birch is all birch wood
and tougher to cut.
All day long, maybe, If you are not cutting the full width of the bit.
Better to use the flush cut bit and template to clean up the edge after you
have cut close with a saw first. I would suggest not with a 2hp router for
all day long.
Define "pretty hefty router".
IMHO, anything other than a P-C 7518 is a make believe router for this
You will simplify your life greatly by proud cutting about 1/8" with a saw
and then clean up with a router.
13 ply, 3/4" Birch is pretty stuff stuff.
Why make life difficult?
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