wood400 wrote:Hi TReischi, have now moved the speed up to 3000mm per minute 6mm cutter and 5mm pass with 40% overlap everything seems to be cutting well in white oak, although a bit louder. Is there any info on speed rates for hardwoods?
Thanks for your help
Feedrates are dependent on a lot of factors, but the one that seems the most limiting is the machine itself. Rigid smooth machines can achieve speeds of 1600 IPM. Some of the people here regularly cut at 600 IPM, others cannot go faster than 100 or less.
In an earlier post I put up a link to a video of my homebuilt machine cutting at 800 IPM.
So, when I read anyone professing that they know precisely how fast to cut in a certain wood, I find something else to read.