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Offline Rick Herrick

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Chip clogging on router groove in cabinet back panels
« on: November 23, 2020, 12:15 AM »
I am having issues with clips getting clogged, yet its not consistent.  I am routing the back panel groove in standard, generic cabinets.  I am using the 7/32 bit from Whiteside that is part of their 3 piece set for 'undersized' plywood.  This bit is chucked into a Triton router, mounted in my Paulk table.  This groove is 18mm from the back so its a captured cut.  This router has a shroud next to the bit so I can connect a DC there.  Nearly half of my panels have very 'packed' chips.  I get one like that and then the next one is squeaky clean.  I don't understand the inconsistency.  Wondering if I get a 7/32 up cut spiral bit, would that make this better?  I got one from Woodcraft during their sale, not sure when it will arrive but I hope it fixes my issues.

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Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: Chip clogging on router groove in cabinet back panels
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 01:06 AM »
I just ordered a couple of spiral bits from the Whiteside sale also, specifically because my previous attempt at routing the back panel grooves for a cabinet resulted in packing the groove with chips. I ordered one up-cut and one down-cut to depend on whether the router is hand-held or in a table.

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Chip clogging on router groove in cabinet back panels
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 03:42 AM »
Hi Rick

When this happens just run the router through again. If you dust collection is set up correctly you should then clear the problem.

Peter

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Chip clogging on router groove in cabinet back panels
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 09:02 AM »
Hi Rick

When this happens just run the router through again. If you dust collection is set up correctly you should then clear the problem.

Peter
I just ordered a couple of spiral bits from the Whiteside sale also, specifically because my previous attempt at routing the back panel grooves for a cabinet resulted in packing the groove with chips. I ordered one up-cut and one down-cut to depend on whether the router is hand-held or in a table.
Thanks Stan, at the sale price, I did the same thing. 

Hi Rick

When this happens just run the router through again. If you dust collection is set up correctly you should then clear the problem.

Peter

Thanks Peter.  The fact it works fine over half the time hopefully indicates my DC is working but I will try your suggestion.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Chip clogging on router groove in cabinet back panels
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 09:54 AM »
Triton may not have the best dust extraction.

May be the router

Offline rst

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Re: Chip clogging on router groove in cabinet back panels
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 09:58 AM »
I run the router back and forth when routing grooves to keep the chips from packing.  Making half depth cuts also helps.