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Hi... I'm new to this forum and a novice woodworker.

I just bought the Bosch 1617EVSPK combination plunge and fixed base router set and thought I would check out this forum for additional information on router uses.

I used the fixed base with a Freud 1/4" round over bit to round the edges of a cutting board. When I finished, the end of each corner edges were burned. The router speed was 25,000 rpm and the bit was brand new.

I thought I would ask the experts... am I just going too slow as I near the edges? If not, any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks very much.
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Hi... I'm new to this forum and a novice woodworker.

I just bought the Bosch 1617EVSPK combination plunge and fixed base router set and thought I would check out this forum for additional information on router uses.

I used the fixed base with a Freud 1/4" round over bit to round the edges of a cutting board. When I finished, the end of each corner edges were burned. The router speed was 25,000 rpm and the bit was brand new.

I thought I would ask the experts... am I just going too slow as I near the edges? If not, any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks very much.
Regards,
Don
Hi Don - Welcome to the forum
Given that the bit is sharp, you likely had a problem with to much speed and to little feed rate. Being relatively new to routers, you naturally slow down to ensure router control. Try cutting the speed to 20-22,000 and try again to see if it gets better. As you get more comfortable moving the router faster you can start picking the rpm's back up. Hope this helps

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Most slow down on corners for control. Try doing this in 2 cut's . Making the last one the finial cut. This may help. Also get some cull's and practice as far as speed on both feed and router speed. I have that router and it is a very good one. I use it in my good table only . I have 5 router all do their own thing. Never have to many. Also do the end grain first and long run next and the end grain again and than the long grain and done. The end grain tends to tare out and the long run will take care of this. good luck Their are lot's of video's Check out bob and rick's web site So many video's out their

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Thanks for the suggestions John.
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Good suggestions Del... time to go practice.
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Hi Don

We all do it, it comes from staying to long in one spot, the bit will burn if it has nothing to do but spin. note the burn marks in the corners of the picture below, you can clean it up with a LIGHT pass and keep the router moving, plus don't run the router in high speed.. speed = heat..free spin in stock=burn marks..


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Hi... I'm new to this forum and a novice woodworker.

I just bought the Bosch 1617EVSPK combination plunge and fixed base router set and thought I would check out this forum for additional information on router uses.

I used the fixed base with a Freud 1/4" round over bit to round the edges of a cutting board. When I finished, the end of each corner edges were burned. The router speed was 25,000 rpm and the bit was brand new.

I thought I would ask the experts... am I just going too slow as I near the edges? If not, any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks very much.
Regards,
Don


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Now that you've received the real answers, I'll suggest thermite for burning routers. They're really hard to get started on their own, and the usual accellerants just don't do the job.

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Thanks for the info BJ.
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Greetings Don 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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