I have a 1-1/4 hp router that only has a 1/4" collet. Assuming I want to hog the deepest widest dado possible in one cut, what characteristics do I want? Put aside buy a bigger router arguments for this question. Assume relatively soft material like pine, cedar.
- Is carbide going to perform better than HSS?
- Will a spiral bit perform better than a flat bit?
- Will an up cut spiral bit perform better than a downward or combination bit?
- Will a 3 flute straight bit perform better than a 2 flute bit?