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Re: Tool Question
Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-twfpowerelectronics-dot-com>
At 08:52 PM 6/25/2004, you wrote:
>Tonight, my Craftsman router puked a good sized fireball at me. As it's
>30-40 years old, I'm going to replace it. Any ideas on a good
>router. I'm thinking about Porter Cable or DeWalt.
I like Dewalt and parts and info on the net are a bit easier to get if
needed. Makita is nice if you want Japanese stuff... Don't go to Harbor
>I have never seen a tougher job than routing UHMW. Even carbide bits have
>a tough time on it. It seems soft until you try to cut it. Routing a
>primary form into a 3/4" sheet is easier said than done. Should look cool
>when I get it done.
UMHW is like chewing gum. 4 million atom long molecules and stuff... You
may actually be far better off with a simple tool steel "very aggressive -
super sharp" bit coated with light oil. You have to "slice" it like a
razor... It has 600+% elongation even at high velocity, so you are not
going to "tear" it...
>David E Weiss