@PhilJohnson I seen a-lot of info at the Bunny thread but didn’t want to hijack it. I have been running my spindle Dewalt 611 on 6 since I got it. Appears that is wrong. I am carving on cedar planks with a 2 Flute 1/4" bit @ 50 IPM and 0.1 depth. What settings would you suggest?
you feedrate and depth is fine…try spindle at between 1 and 2
Thanks @JayReynoldsIi I will give that a go.
I did the same as you when I started out. You will get a courser ‘dust’ than you do now too which is better…lol my first few cuts I had more of a powder than a dust.
So a question related to this, does the torque fall off on that router when you run it that slow? I’ve been running everything on “4” and adjusting my feedrates and DoC - seems to work great. Just curious whether the router has a “sweet spot”.
Just keep in mind that, speed 5 and over will kill your router’s brushes. And you never need higher than dial 4. Dewalt is crazy fast animal.
I’ve been working with hardwoods, and I’ve also found that you just can’t cut much corners. This is a hobby machine, and should be treated as such. Hence, cuts tend to last longer than you’d want.
If you feel your machine is struggling, better lessen the feedrate and/or depth of cut instead of upping the spindle.