Did you know that most of the time when a CNC Router Table Operator breaks a bit, the first thing they do is slow down the feed rate. With a little research about the router bit that you are using, you might be able to greatly increase your productivity and prolong the life of your tooling. Typically the manufacture of the router bit will have specs for the bit and what type of material that you should be cutting with that bit. Also most importantly a formula that you can use to correctly calculate the RPM and feed rate for the bit.

When you cut with a feed rate that is slower than recommended you are creating excess friction and not allowing the bit to actually cut the material. This friction is creating heat, and destroying the cutting edge on the bit. If you are cutting at 50 IPM and the correct speed is 100 IPM, you just cut your production time right in half! Saving your company time and money.

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