Q: I get a lot of burn marks when I rout cherry. Will changing the router’s motor speed stop it? Keith Munro, Carelton Place, None A: Changing the motor speed won’t stop burn marks, but you can minimize them by moving the router faster. Don’t slow down. The longer the bit stays in the wood, the more burn marks you’ll see. Move the bit faster to leave a burn-free edge. Click to enlarge
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