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Faster cut time?

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:00 pm
by Angelp357
Ok so I have a file that is taking me 1hr & 9mins to cut. It's a combination of pockets and profile cuts. How can I improve my cut time?

Material: .25" MDF
Passes: pockets = 1, profiles = 2
Bit size: .125"
Feed rate: 165ipm @ 17k-ish (router setting is almost to 3)

If I left anything out let me know. Thanks in advance.

Re: Faster cut time?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:29 am
by Angelp357
So if anyone is interested my solution was to change the type of cut from a pocket to a profile cut and use a larger bit. Reduced my cut time from 1hr & 9min to 31min.

Re: Faster cut time?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:05 pm
by cjablonski
Keep in mind pockets always take longer. I use them mostly when I'm too lazy to leave tabs to cut out later

Re: Faster cut time?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:50 pm
by tshelb619

When you say that you use pocket paths so that you dont have to cut out tabs, what do you mean exactly and what is the process you use? I too hate cutting the tabs and so was simply wondering about what you said. Thanks!