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Offline Kerby

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1400 eq router
« on: February 23, 2016, 09:10 PM »
First time here on FOG. I'm getting ready to cut the opening for a kitchen sink in a
1 and 1/2 inch walnut butcher clock. I plan to use the 300eq jigsaw to cut it out close to the line but then I hope to use the 1400 router to finish the edge. Here's my question...is the 1400 powerful enough with the 1 3/4 hp motor to accomplish this task without bogginh down?

Thanks for any help with this.


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Offline greg mann

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Re: 1400 eq router
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 10:44 PM »
Greg Mann
Oakland, Michigan

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: 1400 eq router
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 11:02 PM »
Walnut is soft as butter and cuts so nicely just about any router larger than a laminate router will be just fine for that.
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: 1400 eq router
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 07:27 AM »
If possible, I would score the cut line to minimize tearout from the router. I'd also use a new cutter for the same reason. I strongly prefer 1/2" shank cutters as they seem to have less vibration and make a smoother cut.

Offline Kerby

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Re: 1400 eq router
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 07:27 PM »

I thank you for the quick response to my question.