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I just assembled a brand new router table with the intention of making a lot of raised panel doors.
Kreg table, Woodpecker sidewinder lift, 2-1/4 HP Porter-Cable Router, Freud bit set.
On several of the first test cuts that I made, the bit seemed to move verticall up into the wood momentarily and then back where it started. I used paddles and featherboards to guide the wood test pieces.
This happened on the stile bit set up.
Everything (mountings, clamps, bit) seems tight, and there is only a little end play in the router shaft.
The last two test cuts were OK, but I wonder if it will happen again on the real workpieces.

Thanks for any thoughts,
J.R.
 

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I have never heard of any allowable end play on a router shaft. You say this is a NEW router??

(Everything (mountings, clamps, bit) seems tight, and there is only a little end play in the router shaft.) *QUOTE*
 

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Thanks for the replys.
I re-checked everything for tightness, and made a few more test cuts. Did not find anything loose.
The end play that I 'feel' was when I pushed and pulled axially on the bit (with the machine unplugged). I did not quantify this, it just felt like there was some small movement.
Over the weekend I routed the components for four raised panel doors 11" x 26", and did not see any gouging. The components turned out pretty good.
I have to think that I must have somehow let the work piece move vertically on my first test pieces.
Now I have another dozen doors to make.
Thanks again,
J.R.
 
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