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I have the Porter Cable 895 fixed base mounted in my table. Is the 895 powerful enough to make raised panel doors? I just finished making some rail and stile doors that turned out well and may want to try a raised panel.
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Brian, as long as you are only looking at a few doors no problem. Vertical panel raising bits require a lot less power than horizontal panel raising bits. It is a simple matter to build a tall fence and clamp a couple finger boards to your table to ensure success.

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Everything I have read and seen says 2 1/4 hp is plenty so long as you are not doing a lot of them (e.g., in a production line). Assuming the proper profile, you can take multiple passes if you need to do so.

I saw a setup where the router bit was centered to the fence and two plastic pieces were clamped to the fence with part of the bit profile sticking through. With both pieces of plastic clamped to the fence, only 1/3 of the bit was showing. The panel was run against this setup, and then the first piece of plastic was removed revealing 2/3 of the bit. The panel was run against it, and then that piece of plastic was removed revealing the full profile of the bit for the final pass.
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