Does anyone know of a good reference for speeds and feeds associated with routing wood? I've just finished a new build and I'm already charring up bits and throwing sparks! Am I cutting too deep or too fast? Am I using the wrong bit?
Here is my setup in a nutshell:
1) I've got a cheap trim router from Menards as my spindle.
2) I've got a speed controller I bought off the net somewhere.
3) I've been using high speed bits, but I could switch to carbide or something else if needed.
4) I'm cutting plywood at the moment. I'll be cutting oak, plastic, and foam in the future.
5) I've been making 1/4" wide cuts at about 1/8" deep.
6) My machine is only running at 8ipm.
It would be nice to find a table similar to a machinist's handbook that listed different kinds of wood then told the best bits, speeds, cut dimensions, and such.
Does anyone know of such a thing?