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Hi all, I've just bought A reverse glue joint bit and have never used this type of bit before.The bit can handle timber up to 30mm thick.The router I have mounted in my table is the 'TRITON 1400w' can anyone tell me how many rpm I should be running A bit like this at?...the triton runs 8000-21000rpm....also should I be using A more powerful router for bits of this type?....glad for any advice.Philip
 

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Run @ full speed. Adjust fence/cut x 2 or 3 times. Don't waste the entire thickness in one shot; that is too demanding for that machine.
 

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To expand on what Pat said, limit your cuts so you remove about 1/4" of material per pass. This will result in cleaner finish cuts with less chance of tear out. Your speed should be determined based on the largest diameter of the bit using one of the manufacturers speed charts; most manuals have some speed reference included or you can find one here on the forums.
 

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To expand on what Pat said, limit your cuts so you remove about 1/4" of material per pass. This will result in cleaner finish cuts with less chance of tear out. Your speed should be determined based on the largest diameter of the bit using one of the manufacturers speed charts; most manuals have some speed reference included or you can find one here on the forums.
Thanks for the reply Mike( and Pat)....I'm thinking I should return my new 1400w triton under the 28 day return deal and upgrade to the 2000w model,I don't often use bits of this size but hope to be expanding my knowledge a bit in the near future! Philip.
 

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>1 router, always an advantage. I'd hang on to this one. Take the cut in stages, you'll learn its limitation for now and its future. You hate the machine? Then trade it in; get 2 or 3 more. Afterall, to play here at Bob's , you need at least 4 machines.
 

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>1 router, always an advantage. I'd hang on to this one. Take the cut in stages, you'll learn its limitation for now and its future. You hate the machine? Then trade it in; get 2 or 3 more. Afterall, to play here at Bob's , you need at least 4 machines.
 

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Thanks for the reply Mike( and Pat)....I'm thinking I should return my new 1400w triton under the 28 day return deal and upgrade to the 2000w model,I don't often use bits of this size but hope to be expanding my knowledge a bit in the near future! Philip.
Hi Philip - ran a Freud 1700, about the same power, in a table for nearly 2 years without a problem. It should have plenty of power to turn your glue joint bit. The 2000 watt machine shipping weight is about 9 kg so if you are planning on taking one out of the table for handheld use, that's quite a handful. I'd recommend you keep that one and run it in the table for awhile. If you get to where you think you need more power, pick up the biggun and put it in there. Like the guys said, one ain't enough.:)
 

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What does the sound say? New bit new router My method would be the sound it all makes under load. Adjust depth cuts accordingly. As long as you keep RPMS high (high pitch) and keep the growling sound out when under heavy load the router will ber fine. The advantage of the bigger router is it can chew more more pass.

Two tables ? got three and just purchased the small triton for fourth Why? project set up. I can leave a matched bit set up in two routers and the other two can be swapped out for other chores.
 

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Hi Philip - ran a Freud 1700, about the same power, in a table for nearly 2 years without a problem. It should have plenty of power to turn your glue joint bit. The 2000 watt machine shipping weight is about 9 kg so if you are planning on taking one out of the table for handheld use, that's quite a handful. I'd recommend you keep that one and run it in the table for awhile. If you get to where you think you need more power, pick up the biggun and put it in there. Like the guys said, one ain't enough.:)
Hi John,I have A 1/4" 900w makita and A 1/2" 1100w ryobi that I normally use for hand held work,I havent really done much with table mounted routing,if I was to get A heavier router is it ok to leave it mounted or should I be lifting it out (attached to the insert plate) when not in use? Philip.
 

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Hi Philip

Just a butt in post, mount the 1100w router to a router table plate so it can drop into the router table and also so you pull it out when you want more power for hvy. hand router jobs.
No hard rule on the size or if it needs to be round, rectangular works just fine, in fact it works better than the round ones..(bigger foot print thing)

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This type, see below
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=41776&cat=1,43000,51208

http://www.leevalley.com/US/shopping/Instructions.aspx?p=40702

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Hi John,I have A 1/4" 900w makita and A 1/2" 1100w ryobi that I normally use for hand held work,I havent really done much with table mounted routing,if I was to get A heavier router is it ok to leave it mounted or should I be lifting it out (attached to the insert plate) when not in use? Philip.
 
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