4.10 Laminate Trim Router

Considerations

  • Pre-Operation Checklist is a prerequisite for ANY operation.
  • Tool/Machine Manufacturer's safety rules and guidelines are followed.
  • Stock is supported and secured from movement.
  • Hands remain firmly on router throughout entire cut.
  • Router is moved in smooth, continuous motion.
  • Appropriate stance and hand position are utilized for optimum balance and part control.
  • Router bit pointed away from body after completion of a cut.
  • Appropriate direction of feed is used to prevent loss of router control (no climb cutting unless explicitly specified).
  • Entrance and exit are clean and straight.
  • Clears machine and cleans work area after operation.
  • Required OSHA approved personal protective equipment is worn.
  • Disconnect procedure is in place and followed by everyone.
  • Process is completed in a timely manner.

Pre-Operation Checklist

Level 1

Performance Standard -
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and proper use of all machine specific controls
  • Ensures operational path has no obstructions to material and operator
  • Verifies sole plate is installed correctly and tight
  • Verifies depth adjustment bolt is securely tightened
  • Verifies depth collar functions smoothly
  • Verifies jigs and/or fixtures are secure and operating effectively
  • Verifies switch is off before plugging in tool

Level 2

Performance Standard -
  • Verifies collet and collet seat are clean and in good condition
  • Assures cutting tool shank is straight and true
  • Installs cutting tool properly
  • Verifies cutting tools are secure and free of defects
  • Verifies live bearing is clean and properly lubricated
  • Installs and properly adjusts required jigs and fixtures
  • Verifies face plate is free from obstructions, and calibrated to 90° with cutter
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard

4.10.1 - Flush Trim Edge

Level 1

Given material and machine set up and ready to operate, use a flush trimming bit and setting to trim laminate overhang.
Performance Standard -
  • No shoulder or overhang present in finished edge
  • Trims exhibit minimal tear-out
  • Machined surfaces exhibit a uniform smoothness with minimal burning or hesitation marks.

Level 2

Given material, set up equipment to use a flush trimming bit and setting to trim laminate overhang.
Performance Standard -
  • Meets Level 1 performance standards