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I am contemplating adding a power feed (delta 1/4 hp) to my table. I have been making my own architectural moldings (baseboard, door casing, chair rail etc). I do multiple passes with a 32'nd final pass for clean up. Then I sand out the blips and chatter marks.

Will a power feeder improve my results?

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all a power feeder does is feed ...
you do the set for everything else...
you doing this for a shaper???

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all a power feeder does is feed ...
you do the set for everything else...
you doing this for a shaper???
No as stated in thread title on an rt.
I believe the feed stabilizes the cut as opposed to irregular pressure from featherboards and inconsistent feed rate.
I recently made crown molding from ash to match my cabinets. My initial pass was 1/8" then 1/16th passes with a 32nd clean up.
There was hand sanding needed afterwards. My question is will a power feed improve my results? Restated Are the blips and chatter marks that I am sanding out due to my inconsistent feed and pressure?

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Bill, Your Triton should be powerful enough to make the cut in one or two passes and get better results. Power feeders on a router table is not a great idea because you must let the bit cool between passes anyways. With a feeder you would tend to rush this process resulting in shorter intervals between bit sharpening. Feeders are best left to shapers.
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No as stated in thread title on an rt.
I believe the feed stabilizes the cut as opposed to irregular pressure from featherboards and inconsistent feed rate.
I recently made crown molding from ash to match my cabinets. My initial pass was 1/8" then 1/16th passes with a 32nd clean up.
There was hand sanding needed afterwards. My question is will a power feed improve my results? Restated Are the blips and chatter marks that I am sanding out due to my inconsistent feed and pressure?
as for uniform feed rates PF will do that...
as for replacing feather boards, no..

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