In the previous part, we have the guide you the 6 first tips to keep you safe during the router work and this part 2 is continuously showing you the next 4 ones.
The bit should be checked exactly
When you have already chosen the desired bit for the routing work, you ought to examine the router whether it can cause damages or get visible dullness. If you make sure that the device has no risks and in perfect shape, has the bit inserted into the collet of your router and then pulls the tool out nearly one-sixteenth in. If the bit left in full contact with the collet bottom, the tool may get loose while working, leading to some possible dangers. Besides, keep in mind to never over tighten the locking nut of the collet in addition to not extending the shank so far out of it during the short bit working. The length of the shank in the collet should be at least about three-fourth and besides, even the grinding points or carve burrs, etc. are in one-fourth or a half the shank’s length, remember that just chuck correct router bits are in a router, not the drill bits or any others else.
You should route in the correct direction.
For the safety demands, you should feed the workpieces against the bit’s rotation. If you are using router freehand, remember to move the tool from left to right while rounding the cabinet’s edges. In the case of mounting the router to the work table, you need to feed the workpieces past the bit in the contrary direction, meaning from right to left. Climb cutting which is known as the workpieces are fed in the tendency of the rotation of the bit is rather risky and able to make you lose control of either the workpieces or the router.
Take light cuts
If you want to route a huge edge profile, it is much cleaner in addition to safer better than in a single pass, the same things with the wide dado or the deep groove in a passes series. Once you take the heavy cuts while carrying out a single deep pass, some risks and dangers may happen with a kickback, tear out or splintering. Bullnose, vee or anything included in the straight bits while routing with can lead to breeze lighter passes. This is carried out by reducing the cutting depth of the bits and then raising them a little bit for subsequent passes until you get the full cutting depth. If you use a router table to make an edge profile, the first passes should be made alongside a bit protruding which is only a little bit beyond the fence, and for every subsequent pass, move it back slightly. In case you use a router freehand alongside a piloted bit, you can have the bit refitted with a huger bearing to get the 1st pass, and the standard bearing is altered for the 2nd pass.
The stock should not be trapped
While using a router table to shape an edge, you need to use a fence outside the bit and against the material. Keep in mind that do not route a far edge to trap the stock among the fence and the bit, which is able to make the bit catch the workpiece and then throw it suddenly. It will become more difficult to utilize the correct security if you place the fence far away from the bits.
With the limitation of an article, of course, we cannot provide the full list of tips to keep you safe during routing. However, we do hope that with the above 10 safe practices, they will help you work in the best way with your router.