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Old 01-14-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hey wood working people, gotta question for you.

When I try to use my routing table & bit to make a box joint - it practically shatters the board. I was using 1/2'' birch

I've use a few peices of different style of wood so it must be something I'm missing.

Sorry about the huge picture - i've edited it in photobucket but it still looks monster.



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Old 01-14-2011, 09:57 PM   #2
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What type of bit are you using and is it sharp? How are you holding the wood and feeding it through? Are you using a backer board? Is your router VS? IMO to cut a clean boxjoint in plywood on a router you need A) a sharp spiral cut bit, preferably an upcut B) a jig of some sort to secure and feed the piece without any wobble C) a sacrificial backer board D) slower bit speed so that you can feed slowly without burning.


FWIW I prefer dado blades on the tablesaw for most box joints, but especially for plywood.



 
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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Its the material your using. Its skinned, which is plywood with with a 1/16 layer of birch glued to it. You need to score your wood with a razor knife before you route it. Or use hardwood.

 
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:18 PM   #4
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It's a brand new Skil bit that does a 3/4in strait cut. I clamped the board to miter gauge and it is vs.

I will try your suggestions to see if that works. Brand new at using a router so I have no clue - thanks for the help!

Would LOVE to use a dado blade but my tables saw doesn't take em - its a portable dewalt 745 . Love the saw but I wish it did that.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:19 PM   #5
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Thanks Coldies! Will do
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:24 PM   #6
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I've got the same table saw. I run a dado set with no problems.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:34 PM   #7
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Someone already mentioned backer board, but for Plywood, you would want a sacrificial board in front and back....especially with a straight bit

 
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:15 AM   #8
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that's for the help guys

Arturo - what make/model did you get for the dado? The manual said it cannot be done
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:32 AM   #9
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IIRC, the Dewalt saw CAN dado....but you're limited by how much. I almost got that saw....ended up getting a Porter Cable one with a few more features. For my limited use, I'm happy with a lesser brand.



 
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