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router bit question

Postby Darren Harvey » Wed, Apr 09 2008, 11:34AM

we are trying to cut 1" cedar on our router. we used a 3/8" 3 flute bit (broke 2 of them). and then we moved to a 1/2" 2 flute chip breaker (broke 1 on of them). now the question is what is the best bit to use for 1" cedar, feed rate, speed, and spindle speed? thanks

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Re: router bit question

Postby Nemanja Vujkovic » Wed, Apr 09 2008, 1:22PM

when i cut solid wood i use 3/4"@12000rpm and around 400-500ipm, but i do it in multiple passes, about 1/2" at a time!

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Re: router bit question

Postby Michael Kowalczyk » Wed, Apr 09 2008, 1:57PM

Darren,
I cut a lot of 1" hickory with a 1/2" chipbreaker (I get it from Atlantic Carbide) and run it at about 300 to 350IPM at about 15,000 rpm and I cut .960 in one pass to leave onion skin because we flip it to do the other side.
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Re: router bit question

Postby Darren Harvey » Wed, Apr 09 2008, 2:18PM

thanks guys, we did get a carbine bit. it worked alot better.


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