I understand shapers top out at about 10,000 rpm while routers will have the range of 10,000 - 22,000rpm. Much is said about the need to achieve adequate tip speed to get a satisfactory cut often putting routers as tool of choice for small diameter bits. Is not feed rate just as important as tip speed for getting quality cuts? Would a small diameter router bit at 10,000 rpm and some slow feed rate produce an equal quality cut to the same bit being use in a higher speed router at any feed rate?
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