Router Basics, advice needed please
Hello, I have been looking at earlier posts and have found some very helpful posts. As a new router user I was wondering are there basics that are able to be posted which new users such as myself can learn from.
Can advice be given among other things on.
1- Is a different router speed required when routing hard wood and soft wood.
2- When free hand routing shaped objects such as rectangles, squares etc with a router bit that has a bearing, is it best to start on a corner or partway along an edge. Also what is the best method to use to start cutting with the bit, i.e how is the wood best approached with the router.
3- When installing a router bit how far should it extend out of the collet. Also what is the best way to know the bit is installed properly
4- Other than obvious signs such as chipping, burnt bits etc, how do you know when the bit is beyond use.
And any other things that may help a new router user.