I am new to routing. My first project is to cut a dado in a Azek trim board. Azek literature says to use a straight bit that is carbide tipped. Is there a specific carbide tipped bit that anyone on the forum would recommend? Thanks!
Welcome to the forum fellow Virginian. Several things come to mind and router speed and feed rate can make a difference on the materials you're cutting. Make sure to look at feed rate and bit speed to prevent burn or softening of the material.
Welcome to the forum.
I would think any carbide straight router bit should work. PVC is pretty easy to route. It is messy though because of static the chips stick to everything Here is a set at Home depot that is fairly reasonable. RYOBI Straight Router Bit Set (5-Piece)-A25RS51 - The Home Depot just watch your feed speed and depth of cut. You don't want to move to slow in plastics or it will melt. Try cutting some daddos in a scrap piece first if possible in order to get a feel for it.
The biggest thing with PVC is speed. You can't stop or you melt. When we were cutting CNC parts for bar carts we used a V groove bit. One rule, Don't stop till its done. These parts after being cut with a thin line of glue and folded up became waterproof parts for the cart. Last I hear his business is in the toilet with the virus as well..tough breaks...
A forum community dedicated to router and woodworking professionals and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about different types of routing and routers, shop safety, finishing, woodworking related topics, styles, tools, scales, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!