Router Table Flush Trimming Problems
I am having a problem template routing a small piece. I am using a Shear Angle Flush Trim Bit from MLCS that I just got, so it's clean and nice and sharp, and am doing this on my router table. I trace the template pattern, cut the poplar stock to approximately 1/16" outside the line, then attach the template with double-stick tape. I route from right-to-left and, as I'm feeding the stock, it begins to chatter, then will catch and try to pull it from my fingers, gouging and tearing the wood - it actually tears pieces out along the grain. This is the second bit that I have attempted this with - I figured that the first was a cheaper bit and had been used a bit so it might be dull. But the new bit made no difference.
It's a little nerve wracking when the stock catches, since the piece is so small and my fingers are close, but not near, the spinning router - that's why I'm using a bottom-bearing trim bit - the template is thus between my fingers and the spinning bit.