Have you ever wondered why many routers offer the option of variable speed? This is a question that we get often, and lucky for you, we’ve got an answer.

The larger the router bit being used, the slower you want to run the bit to

insure the cleanest cut with the least chip out.

Typically, large bits, such

Freud 99761
Freud 99761

as style and rail cutters, need to be run at the slowest speeds, while smaller bits, such as trim bits, can be run at full speed to obtain the perfect cuts.

Freud 68100
Freud 68100

The option of variable speed simply accommodates a wide range of uses.

The more you work with your router, the more you’ll learn what speed is the right speed for you in each application and with each individual bit.

I’d highly recommend experimenting on some scrap wood prior to making your actual cut to avoid making potential errors in your good lumber.

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