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Mario Gerada11/03/2016 12:23:25
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I'm confused about setting the speed of my router.

What determines how fast I should set it, why not not just select it to maximum.

This question applies to hand held and table fitted routers.

Big Al11/03/2016 16:17:25
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What determines how fast you run the router is the diameter of the bit that you are using. If you are using cutters up to 25mm diameter then the maximum speed is fine, but if your using a panel raiser or a large mitre lock cutter then you will need to slow down your router. The only other time that you may want to slow down your router is if you get burn marks, but this is usually a sign that the cutter is blunt and either needs sharpening or replacing.

Al

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