Okay this may sound like an odd question but let me set the stage.
I'm planning on installing raised panel wainscotting in the dinning
room, living room and foyer. This will be about 200 liner feet of the
I need to save time where possible because I have tight schedule.
FYI, I'm a DIY'er and have no problem with doing this project, just
looking to see if I can save some time by spending a couple of bucks
on a new router (not interested in getting a shaper).
I'm planning on using 5/8" thick MDF since I'll be painting the
finished product and figure that it would give me nice cuts.
I have a variable speed Bosch 1-1/2 HP plunge router and will be
borrowing a router table. This setup should be no problem for the
rail and stiles. I plan on using a horizonal raised panel bit and
based on my searches in this group it is doable with the router as
long as I make several passes (I'm guessing 4 passes).
So my question is if I get a 3hp+ router could I reduce the number of
passes that need to be made for each panel? I figure I can't do it in
a single pass but if 2 passes is possible then this might save me some
time. Or is this probably not reasonable due other things like
heating of the bit, etc.?
Thanks in advance and for putting up with the long winded post... :)