So I finally had time to put the incra together...WOW...That is some cool gear for sure.
Observations...........I HATE LAMINATE...Nuff said. Dad taught be many moons ago and I figured I'd ask if anything changed. Edging the core sucks..That simple. I was using my Bosch Colt and the chips come right up in my face..Am I doing something wrong? This is with the router between me and the laminate..Thank god I had specs on
I don't remember those old trim routers pops had ever doing that..But then again that was like 25 years ago..or 30 years.ewwww. Filing is no fun either..But to pass the DAD fingernail test..It's the only way to go as far as I know.
Decided to wait on the 3 HP router for the lift. the Bosch 1617 should be fine for just rails and styles (no panel raising yet) With a tongue and grove set (CMT) will the bosch handle doing the cut in one pass? Should I use 2 or more passes? I don't want to overload my router. Thats one reason I wanted the 3 HP but after input from Mike..Guess theres no that much difference.
Dust collector. The shop vac aint cuttin it. My Delta contractor saw has a dust port on the bottom and the shop vac aint workin so hot on it. For single tool at a time i.e TAble saw, Router table, Planer..Will the 1 hp 650 cfm units suffice? If I decide to duct the shop at each tool and leave the DC in one spot..Will it have enough ummpphh to do each tool? Longest run might be 20 feet. Or am I better getting the bigger 100 cfm units?
Hope to have a few pics of the RT in the next day or so.
Thanks in advance for the help all..
Still pickin out the laminate chips from my ears and hair
Do I need the big 3HP for the somerfeld cabinet making bits??