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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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Im trying to wrap my head around setting up the fence. Im assuming that if I use certain bits, (chamfer bit etc.) where the bit only removes some of the material from the thickness of the piece, the outfeed should be inline with the infeed side.

With that said, if I use a bit that removes material over the whole height of the board, the outfeed table needs to be pulled forward to take up the gap from where the wood is being removed. Am I correct on that?

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The face of the fence should be perpendicular to the table and the fence should be aligned to achieve the desired cut. Typically the plane fence face will be tangent to the bearing or guide. Unless you are using a miter gage to push pieces it does not have to be parallel with the miter slot.
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Yes, you've got it, assuming that you mean outfeed fence rather than table when offsetting for the finished cut.
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Haha yeah fence not table. It was 4 am. Thanks guys for the input. Now just grab up some scraps and learn my router!!!!



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Mike, the easiest way to learn routing is by watching a video or someone in person. There are many videos on the web but for my money the best way to get started is to follow the Router Workshop methods. Read the Sticky threads for some great information.

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You got the right idea. Keep your bit speed correct for the bit you are using and your feed rate correct. Work safe, keep your concentration aligned with your work. Know where your fingers are and where they could be if you have a kick back of any kind. Use feather boards front and top with a deburred push board where possible. Learn grain direction for the best finish cuts.
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I also noticed my local Woodcrafters store offers a class on routing 101. Might take them up on it as I can take my own router to the class etc...

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