Router Chatter

Old 10-22-16, 07:38 PM
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Router Chatter

I have a PC 3 1/4 hp router mounted in a router table. When routing an edge with a 1/4" Roman Ogee bit I am getting occasional chatter. The bit is nearly new and the work piece is securely held down. The routed edge shows no evidence of chatter. Any ideas as to the cause?
Old 10-22-16, 08:01 PM
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If you bit is clean and your bearing is ok, try adjusting the speed of the router.
Old 10-23-16, 03:30 AM
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3 things I can think of. Speed of bit, speed of feed , to big of cut, 1/4 ogee should be ok. If hard wood I usually try to do it in 2 cuts. little bit at a time.
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Are you routing in the correct direction? For normal cuts you want the cutting edge to be pulling the work into the bearing, and not do a climb cut:

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Routing with the grain works better than routing against the grain.
Old 10-24-16, 04:30 AM
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Carbide bit or plain steel?

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