Router Chatter


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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?
 
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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.
 
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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:

Routers Go Left | How To Use A Router
 
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Old 10-23-16, 11:09 AM
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Routing

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

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