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Power question

  1. Nov 25, 2008 #1
    hi, I have this problem that I have no idea how to solve, I’m trying to do some calculations for a project, so, does anyone have any ideas what calculations you might use to work out what force is required to push a wood working router through material, I want to apply these calculations to many different routers so I suppose the wattage or rpm isn’t important?

    Any suggestions, thanks
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  3. Nov 28, 2008 #2


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    I have some great lecture notes on this topic, but haven't got them to hand. Pick up any basic machining theory textbook and this will define all the info you need, such as how to calculate cutting force, feed speeds, power consumed etc. If you treat this as a milling operation (rather than routing wood) then you'll get more general cases.
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