View Full Version : Dust skirt?

10-30-2007, 01:29 PM
Is there any reason NOT to trim down the fingers on the dust skirt? Right now I have a router and the bit only sticks out max, maybe 1/2 from the skirt. Cutting anything thicker than that mashes the skirt on the material which I know isn't how it was intended.
I will possibly be switching to a spindle in the future. Would trimming the skirt cause me problems when I get the spindle?


10-30-2007, 02:02 PM
When you get a spindle, order a new skirt with it. Shorter is nice for a router, but longer is better with the spindle.

10-31-2007, 01:02 AM
you can raise the skirt too. but if you use longer bits you may find it too short.

10-31-2007, 08:35 AM
Thanks for the help. With the skirt at its highest point, there is only 1/4 to 1/2" of the bit exposed(and I have the bit further out than I'd like). I cut a 1" thick piece yesterday and the skirt was mashed into the piece.
I may have to cut it down at least a bit.

10-31-2007, 11:25 AM
as long as it does not effect the z though it is not a big deal. I had that once though the cut stopped because the z could not plunge enough.