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I generally cut mortises in a hand held router using a Mortise Pal, but the latest project requires deep mortises that the MP jig won't do. Tried cutting them in table mounted router and the upcut bit "grabbed" the test piece. I was feeding the piece right to left as normally do. Do I have to go left to right in a table mounted router with an upcut bit?
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remember that when you cut a mortise one side of the cut will be a climb cut, ( no matter which way you push it) only way to control the cut is to take shallow cuts
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You are usually better off to remove as much of the waste as possible by drilling instead of routing.

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You have to cut it out a small amount at a time, the cutter just cant take the load so I plunge cut the waste out and only clean up the mortise once all the waste is gone. N
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