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CARB-I-TOOL Safety Tips and Hints

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  • Safety Tips
  • Router BIT Terminology
SAFETY TIPS & HELPFUL HINTS

1.Always keep collet clean. Replace when worn.
80% of all tool breakage is directly traced to worn 'ovalized' collects. Resolve breakage by changing to a newe collet.
2. Insert shank 19mm(3/4") into collet.
Holding only the upper edge of the shank by the lower portion of the collet will inevitably lead to Router Bit breakage, spindle nose wear, and collet bell-mouthing.
3.Tighten the collet securely.
4.Store your bits in a Plastic Pouch.
Do not let them lay loose in your tool box.
5.Clean Ball Bearings with Solvent, then submerge them in thin oil lubricant.
6. Have your tools serviced by a professional service shop.A properly sharpened tool is vital to the success, quality and profitability of your operation. Remove the tool for servicing whenever poor job finish or increased feed pressure indicates a dull cutting edge. Also remove the tool for servicing at the slightest sign of a chi[ or nick in the cutting edge.
7.We recommend the use of 12.7mm(1/2") diameter shanks where possible, for more stability and less chatter.
8.Router Bits over 38mm (1 1/2") in a diameter should be used in bench or overhead machines. Ensure appropriate speeds, feeds and number of passes are used for bits over 50mm(2") in diameter.
Consult your machine manual, supplier and Router Speed Guide (below) for specific advice.

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SPIRAL FLUTE WOOD ROUTERS
FEED RATE (M/MIN)
BASED ON 1/2" DIAM. TOOL CUTTING 19MM STOCK AT 1800RPM.
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Actual feed rates will be subject to the effect or variables such as workplace and machine rigidity, type of material ( hard/soft wood), collet condition, horsepower, top edge wear, etc. Best of start at a moderate feed rete and increase until desired finish is attained.
For smaller diameter tools-reduce feed rate.
For larger diameter tools - increase feed rate.

RESHARPENING
Tools can be returned to Carb-I-Tool or sent to your local service shop.
WHEN USING A ROUTING MACHINE. PROTECTION AGAINST INJURY SHOULD ALWAYS BE USED.
  • EAR MUFFS
  • SAFETY GLASSES
  • DUST MASK AND/OR EXTRACTION PROCEDURES
IMPORTANT
Router bits turn clockwise in the free hand position and anticlockwise when inverted in a router table. Always feed your workpiece against the rotation. Work holding jigs should be used in these instances. Failure to do so may harm router bits or cause injury.
ROUTER BIT TERMINOLOGY
Prefix H - High Speed Steel
Prefix T - Carbide Tipped or Solid Carbide
Suffix A - Carbide Tip on Nose (Pilot Panel Bits)
Suffix B - Ball Bearing Guide
Suffix E/C - End Cutting
Suffix M - Metric Size
Note: The last two numerical digits denote cutting size ie.
Metric T216M = 16mm Dia.
Imperial T 224 = 24/32 = 314" Dia
Suffix S - Single Flute
Suffix 3/8 - 3/8" Diameter Shank
Suffix 1/2" Diameter Shank
Suffix 10mm - 10mm Diameter Shank
Suffix 5/16 Diameter Shank
Affix X - Long Series Router Bits.
Not guaranteed against Breakage
Affix XX - Extra Long Series Router Bits.
Not guaranteed against breakage
A = Cutting Width
B = Flute Length
C = Overall Length. On Router bits with bearings. Includes bearing and screw.
E = Pilot Width or Bearing Width
ID = Inside Diameter
T = Wood Thickness
G = Depth of Cut
Bevel = Bevel
R, R1, R2 = Radii
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