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Postby Arthur Ledet » Tue, Apr 18 2006, 8:12AM

I am trying to cut some support legs for a top i am making and the legs have to be two piece of 3/4 MDF with Plastic Laminate on both sides, giving me a material about 1.75\" thick. My question is has anyone ever cut anything this thick before? What bits were used? What kind of feed speed? Any help is apperiacted. Thanks in advance.

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Postby Nick M Singer » Tue, Apr 18 2006, 9:50AM

Yup I have run thick stuff like 32mm MDF (whats that 1 1/2\" ?) or 50mm timber. I just do 2 or more passes and adjust my waste board thickness each time so as to not stress out my motor.

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Postby DanEpps » Tue, Apr 18 2006, 10:34AM

Nick M Singer wrote:Yup I have run thick stuff like 32mm MDF (whats that 1 1/2" ?) or 50mm timber. I just do 2 or more passes and adjust my waste board thickness each time so as to not stress out my motor.


32mm is about 1-1/4" and 50mm is just under 2" (25.4mm per inch).

I've got a handy inch to metric calculator on eCabWorld that you can download. The name is "Inch to Metric Converter". Just key in the inch or mm and click in the other box and it converts for you.

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Postby Arthur Ledet » Tue, Apr 18 2006, 2:03PM

Nick,

nice idea about the wasteboard to not stress out the motor!! i am guessing i just need a router bit that has a cutting length greater than the material i am cutting than i am goog to go. tks for the tips.

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