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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Raised Panel Cutting Speed

I recently obtained a raised panel cutting set and set up the 1 1/2 inch panel cutter in my Milwaukee 1 3/4 hp router on a table. The speed seems too fast and cutting action a little too excessive to be relaxed with. Am I doing something dangerous.
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Robert, any router bit spinning at 30K RPM is dangerous, but with due care and caution you should be fine. Use a safety guard over your bit, wear eye protection, and dont take off more than 1/4" in a pass. Make multiple passes to get to your finish depth. If you start cutting on the end grain and work your way around you should also reduce tear out.

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Most raised panel bits should be run at about 12K rpm. The bit manufactuer shold have the running speed listed. Reduce the rpms of the router.
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