- 26 Sep 2012
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Interesting - the felder sales man told me in a confession that the machine is not fast enough for small conventional router bits (they need around 20.000 rpm) so I’ll be interested to see the results. He did say that larger bits will be fine. But apparently felder do their own set of small bits specifically design for lower speeds.Makes sense to me.
I regularly use the Hammer/Felder spindle/router shaft. For larger router bits the 15,000 RPM speed is perfect, and it's surprising how good the finish is even with smaller router bits that you'd normally use at faster speeds.
What's really surprising though is the difference in finish quality when the same router bit is used hand fed in a router table, versus power fed on a spindle moulder. There's no doubt that the spindle moulder delivers a noticeable improvement.