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For the speed listen to the sound the bit is making. If it sounds like an airplane it's too fast. You'll know it when you hear it. Even with a 3 hp it's a good idea to make several passes do the end grain first if using real wood. If MDF then it doesn't matter. I'm sure there are plenty of routers that claim to be 3 hp that aren't so I wouldn't be concerned about using yours. When using the rail bit make sure that you are also using feather boards to keep the wood tight to the fence and tight to the tabletop. When using the stile bit use something to keep it square to the bit. I use a miter gauge and a backup piece of wood to prevent splitting. If possible cut extra pieces in case something goes wrong during assembly.
 
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