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While I don't disagree with the preferences shown here, I have to take issue with saying that moving the fence toward the bit for the second cut would be a 'climb cut' situation. To create a 'climb cut' situation, you would either have to change the feed direction, the bit rotation direction, or move the fence from one side of the bit to the other keeping the bit and feed direction the same.

Moving the fence toward or away from the bit does not change the relationship between the bit rotation and direction of travel of the work piece. To have a climb cut situation, you have to have the work piece traveling the same direction as the bit rotation.

I hate to have to disagree with you but all the above answers are correct (except yours), the situation is like routing internal and external, if you brought the fence forward, you would have to feed the wood from left to right, ie; into the cutter.
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