Normally, a faster speed gives more cuts per inch, which yields a smoother cut. However, a sharp, quality router bit with the correct feed rate is a must. You try to use an even feed rate that produces a smooth finish. If it is too slow, burn marks will show on your work. If it is too fast, rough cuts may damage your work.
The following router safety chart gives maximum RPM guidelines for the highest safe running speed for a range of diameters of router bits. Always reference the manufacturers guidelines:
Taking WOOD SAFETY a step further… EVERYTHING we use in the shop have MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) sheets…
Just what is a What is a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?..
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a fact sheet developed by manufacturers describing the chemical properties of a product. Material Safety Data Sheets include brand-specific information such as physical data (solid, liquid, color, melting point, flash point, etc.), health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, handling, disposal, personal protection and spill/leak procedures. As required by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the target audience for information in a MSDS is the occupation worker who may be exposed to chemicals at work. However, much of the information is also relevant to consumers.
The term “Material Safety Data Sheet” has been changed to “Safety Data Sheet” (SDS) to comply with a format required by OSHA to be consistent the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
if you would like to know more, which is a very good thing, here’s a very simple to use comprehensive listing for MSDS’s…
For your health and well being… investigate… https://labchem.com/tools/msds/?all=true