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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-18-2014, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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I want, with my table router, to make a through slot, but the bit I have is not big enough for the piece I'm working. Can I cut as deep as I can feeding right to left and then flip over to complete the cutting feeding left to right?
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Is the thru slot going to be as wide as your bit cuts? If so, you can continue going from right to left when you flip it over, just make several passes while raising bit a little on each pass.

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no, my bit doesn't go all the way thru, my question is bacause I have read one shouldn't feed from left ro right
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Ok, try this again, how wide is the bit? How wide is the slot your making?

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forgive me, the way I posted my inquiry was not clear from the beginning, my question is not related with the width of the slote but with the depth, my bit can only cut one inch thick Wood and the Wood I want to slot is one and a quater
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Fernandito, if you flip the board over you still must work from right to left. The reason for this is that the cutter is forcing the board against the fence going that way. If you go the other way the bit will push the wood away from the fence and it will be very difficult or impossible to control. The only way it can be done safely and accurately is if you clamp a board onto the table on the opposite side from your fence so that you have 2 fences and your work is trapped between them. When you go from left to right the board you clamped to your table becomes the new fence.

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fernandito,routing a thru slot is dangerous stuff,even on a wide board.If it doesnt grab on the plunge it will someware along the way.I would recommend,first drilling out most all the waste use a outside guide fence and stop blocks on both ends.


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that does it James, I guess I'm a chicken but the moment I read the word dangerous I started to quiver and decided I'm going to use my jig saw instead.
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