Minimum 2 H.P. variable speed router recommended. Do not exceed 12,000 RPM. Multiple light passes suggested. Use in router table only.
Panel Raisers with Backcutter - Use for 5/8" to 1" stock. Bit includes a 3/8" radius back cutter for milling both sides of the panel in the same cut while producing a perfect 1/4" spaced tongue. The 2-wing panel raisers feature a 2-wing back cutter whereas the 3-wing panel raisers come with a 3-wing back cutter. All bits carbide tipped, anti-kickback design, bearing guides and 1/2" shank.
NOTE: Beige area on illustrations denotes what you loose with 5/8" material or use with back cutter.
|2-Wing / 3-Wing||2-Wing w/Backcutter||3-Wing w/Backcutter|
|Lg. Dia.=3-3/8"||Lg. Dia.=3-1/8"||Lg. Dia.=3-3/8"|
Router Safety Chart - Suggested Speeds:
|Bit Diameter||Max Speed|
|up to 1"||24000 RPM|
|1-1/16" to 2"||18000 RPM|
|2-1/16" to 2-1/2"||16000 RPM|
|2-9/16" to 3"||14500 RPM|
|over 3"||12000 RPM|
Router Safety Tips:
- Always wear eye and ear protection.
- Always use properly sharpened bits.
- Never use bits that are dull or damaged.
- Shank must be completely inserted into collet and then backed-off approximately 1/16".
- Don't "bottom-out" bit in collet.
- Never partially insert bit into collet. Minimum 1" of shank needs to be in collet.
- Tighten bit securely and recheck periodically for possible slippage or "run-out" due to wear.
- Keep collet clean and replace if worn.
- Never start the router with the bit in contact with wood.
- Always feed your work or router in the proper direction against the bit rotation.
- Don't force feed the bit or overload your router, Feed at a constant moving speed to avoid burning the wood.
- Do not face tool's discharge when operating.
- Always unplug router when changing bits or making adjustments.
- Use a router table and fence whenever possible.
- Make sure your work piece is properly secured and use push blocks, sticks and featherboards whenever possible.
- Keep all your bits, bearings and assemblies clean, lubricated, and securely fastened. To avoid damage, store them properly in a pouch, box or tray.
- The bigger the bit, the lower RPM recommended (see chart).