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I want to do planing of rough boards using a sled-mounted router over an oak board lying flat on a steel table. WHAT HORSEPOWER SHOULD i CHOOSE?
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That would depend on how big the bit diameter is, how fast you want to feed it, and how deep a cut you want to make. Usually doing what you are suggesting, the more power the better. I would put some mdf or something like it on top of the steel table. Steel and router bits don't mix well.
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Greetings Peter and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us, and remember to have fun, build well and above all be safe.

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