I’m looking to use a table to flycut the top surface of some wood. Importantly, I need the surface to end up quite rough e.g the type of rough cut surface you would get from cutting some wood using a circular saw (but without any machining marks). Which router blade should I use to achieve this? Or is it more a case of reducing the router cutting speed. Whenever I have used a router to cut wood, the cut surfaces have been left quite smooth.
The cut top surface of the wood needs to have no machining marks. This is the main reason why I’m considering using a router. When I have cut wood using a circular saw, I really like the slightly rough texture and look but unfortunately you also get faint machining marks which I don’t want.
I have tried planing but it leaves the wood too smooth.
I considering buying a table (max material cutting size is 1200mm x 800mm x 90mm). The website indicates the blade holder specfications are 3.175mm, 4mm & 6mm. Does this mean that the minimum router bit size I can use with this machine is 3.175mm? Basically, I want to cut narrow straight slots in a sheet of MDF and I need them to be as narrow as possible. Does this mean that this machine cannot cut slots more narrow than 3.175mm?
Finally, the sheet of MDF would be 30mm thickness. If the machine was to router/engrave completely through the sheet e.g to a depth of 30mm, would the cut be straight and clean with no tool marks on the cut sides of the MDF? Would a router bit with a thickness of 3.175 struggle to do this?