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Rooney
11-17-2009, 01:56 PM
Long time since I last posted. Hello All!

Question.......

I bought this.....

Amazon.com: WHITESIDE MACHINE 1100 CARBIDE-TIP 2 FLUTE STRAIGHT ROUTER BIT 1-3/4 DIA X 1-1/4" CL X 1/2" SH X 3": Home Improvement

Since the Hitachi will only go down to 8000 rpm.....is it safe to use this tool for facing the spoil board??

I'm really nervous about even turning the thing on with that cutter as it weighs half a pound. :eek: Any recomendations would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: I understand about having to do with speeds and feeds and chip load so on and so forth. I'm just wondering what the hitachi will handle? Do I need to make sure the family is out of the house? Or stand behind my imaginary forklift? That's what my buddy says that he does. But he really has a forklift. I'd have to hide behind my freezer and turn the thing on with a long stick.

I guess I wasn't nervous until I realized how heavy the tool was. :)

ger21
11-17-2009, 06:17 PM
You should be able to run it at 12,000 -15,000 rpm, but I'd run it at 8,000-10,000. Depends on the feedrate you plan on using.

Just make sure it's tight. :) If you're concerned, place a piece of MDF between you and the router when you turn it on.

Rooney
11-18-2009, 08:49 AM
Thanks, Ger

I still need to finish my impromptu dust collection before I do this. I feel better now, but I will still be holding the mdf in front of me :)

Thanks Again,
Rooney

joecnc2006
11-18-2009, 09:52 AM
You should be able to run it at 12,000 -15,000 rpm, but I'd run it at 8,000-10,000. Depends on the feedrate you plan on using.

Just make sure it's tight. :) If you're concerned, place a piece of MDF between you and the router when you turn it on.

Very good Idea, Also can use bullet proof glass :)

Rooney
11-19-2009, 11:55 AM
Very good Idea, Also can use bullet proof glass :)

I am actually thinking of some part lexan part mdf removable walls. The less lexan the better though as it is expensive.:eek: