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hello to everyone first of.......
new to the world of routing..
just got a trend tt/r127 router mainly for worktops and my questions are

what is the correct depth to cut a worktop?
on the router there is the step guide for depth are these used in stepdown for each pass?
what sort of speed should i use max or not?
many thx
there will be more!!!!
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Welcome to the RouterForums Raven. Glad to have you join us.
 

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Welcome Raven to the site. No your post is fine. It would be best though from now on since you got your intro done to post in one of the more related topic areas. No worries. On your question...
Is that router the 7/8 HP one with the plunge base? If so that probably isn't the best router for the job. Trimming laminate for the top yes, doing cut outs... I am not sure of that. Definitely do small 1/4 inch passes but that is definitely going to be a lot of work for that router in my opinion. Maybe someone else will weigh in here on it. Again welcome to the forums!

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hi challagan
ive used the router on trial runs on a worktop and it does the job fine, its gtting to know how to use the depth gauge and the millimetre thing
thx again
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Raven, is that the 7/8 HP router from trend that is in a plunge base? If so does the base accept PC bushings or just a small plastic bushing. It looks so similar to the Grizzly model that comes with a little plastic bushing.

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Raven, a bit of explanation about the questions people are asking you. Most of us are in the US and our routers are rated differently than yours. For the most part our routers run on 110 VAC @60HZ while yours runs on 220VAC @50HZ. Our routers get HP ratings while yours are rated in watts. Our guide bushings are measured in fractions of an inch and yours are in MM. Other than that they are pretty much the same. Your router came with a 30MM guide bushing. You will need additional sizes to do template routing with guide bushings. We have a section dedicated to that topic and Template Tom and HarrySin are very knowledgeable about metric guides. You also asked about the multi-position depth stop. It can be used in different ways; to control the depth you plunge to in one pass, to set a maximum depth of cut. It is easy to use brass set up bars with this depth stop to accurately control how deep you plunge cut.(This is far easier than trying to measure) Here is one example of how to use the stop: You want to cut out the area to install some nice inlay in your table top. With your router unpluged you would install the bit and lower it so it touches the table top and lock it there with the plunge lever. Next you loosen the screw on the depth rod and lift it so you can place your inlay between it and one of the stop positions. Let the rod rest on the inlay. Next you tighten the rods screw to hold it in this position. You can now release the plunge lever and the router will lift up letting you remove the inlay. Slide your router so the bit just overhangs the edge of the board and plunge it to the stop. Your bit should extend down the thickness of the inlay below the table's surface. This will allow you to cut the perfect depth without guessing how far to plunge. Routers are usually run at full speed with small diameter bits. You will find speed charts on the forums to show you what speed for what diameter bit. How far you cut your "worktop" depends on the application.
Words are not always enough to explain and if you do not understand any of this please ask and another person will tell you in his words.(This can make all the difference in the world)
Good luck and welcome to the forums.
 

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hi mike
thx for explaining, my router is 2050 watt with an 1/2 inch cutter with an 1/4 in adaptor hope this clears things up a bit
maany thx again
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