Direction of cut is important.Can some of you woodworking vets give me the top 5 things I need to know about router bits and where to get them? Starting playing with my new router and already busted one off in my material. Probably operator error I’m sure.
Use bits with a 1/2" shank if possible, assuming your router is big enough.
The bigger the bit cutting surface the slower the speed should be.
On bits you will use a lot, spend the money on good quality.
It is often times better to make more passes than try and get everything with one pass, a lot depends on the wood and how much you are trying to take