You have the rotation going backwards. Start spinning your finger around in the correct direction if you had it handheld (clockwise) and then while still spinning your finger turn your finger facing up. What was clockwise facing down is now counterclockwise when facing up.The router is in a table. Unless I have a Chinese router this ought to be running the correct direction....into the work piece.
Randy; where the confusion is coming from is because you're running the material trapped between the fence and the bit, as the text in my link discusses; feeding from a different direction isn't the issue, it's still dangerous! The bit should be tucked into the fence where it belongs, and the work-piece outbound from the fence.I'm totally confused. The diagram shows feeding the board into the tool same direction the bit is rotating. That would obviously grab the board and launch the work piece out of the table. I'm feeding the opposite direction ...into or against the tool, not with it.
I guess I'd just like to know what could happen. The diagram shows something that, well, looks obvious. ..scary just thinking about it.
Here's what I think you are saying.You have the rotation going backwards. Start spinning your finger around in the correct direction if you had it handheld (clockwise) and then while still spinning your finger turn your finger facing up. What was clockwise facing down is now counterclockwise when facing up.
In that orientation the cutter is moving the same direction as you are feeding so the bit wants to self feed without any help from you. The cutter can't cut the material off as fast as the bit tries to self feed so very bad things can happen like shooting the workpiece across the room at barely sub sonic speeds and /or bending the armature. Years ago someone mentioned embedding their workpiece in the far wall in their shop.
Take the Wilsonart and put it up against a straight edge. Put a piece of panel board on it that has been ripped to the correct width. Clamp together and trim with a flush trim bit.