Congrats on the new tool Frank
I'm curious about this comment
Today I Visited Rick Thom and tried out his 2.25 hp Triton router. The main thing that I had been concerned about was whether or not the router would have enough power. So, I tried routing a piece of oak using a 1.5 inch straight bit at a depth of over Ĺ inch on Rick's router table. The router did this with absolutely no slow down. Thatís sufficient power for any job that I will be throwing at it.
I was of the opinion that lighter cuts are desirable when routing, less chance of tearing things up and/or breaking a bit. Would it be common practice to route something this big (1.5 in diameter) that deep in one pass?
I don't think I've ever seen a straight cutting router bit that was that large in diameter, but then, I"ve never done a complete survey of what appear to be THOUSANDS of bits on display at a woodworking show!
Or are you talking about a 1/2" in diameter bit that is 1 1/2" long that you used to route a 1/2" deep dado?
It is late, I'm obviously tired and confused........ help me out here!