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10-1. The accessories that are used for routing
are: (A) the circular shield and brace assembly, (B)
router chuck, and (C) router bits. Also the rip fence
and miter gauge are used to support and guide the stock.
press mode of the Mark V can be used as a stationary router
in both its vertical and horizontal positions. But to accomplish
this, a special chuck is required to secure the high-speed
bits because of the side thrust that is characteristic of
routing operations. The chuck is locked firmly in place by
securing its setscrew against the main spindle's tapered flat.
Two setscrews lock the bits in the chuck. Router bits can
be straight or, like the dovetail cutter, may have shaped
cutting edges. The routing accessories are shown in Figure
cuts are made at high speed and with reasonable feed pressure
so the bit can do its job without choking or burning. Always
perform routing operations at Fast speed. Do not
form excessively deep cuts in a single pass. Deep cuts are
easier to make and the results will be smoother if you get
to full depth of cut by making repeat passes no deeper than
1/4" or less, depending on the size of the bit.
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