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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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do you guys make multiple passes to reduce wear on the router and the bit? Twice now I've read about this. I've only cut into pine and cedar so far with my panelling bit and it went through with no problem at all. Should I be more careful if ever I deal with harder woods?
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With the larger paneling bits you need to take smaller bites. It's safer, puts less strain on the bit, you will get a lot smoother cut and less tear out with more passes. Even in soft woods and Especially in harder woods.

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I would always make at least 2 passes. Even if you can get it done in 1 pass, do it in two and make the last past a real fine pass to give a nice smooth finish.

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