I am new to woodworking and have a slight problem. I am building some decrative columns out of poplar and am grooving the columns with a new Viper 1/2" grooving bit. I noticed that in my "trial run" groves on a scape piece, there is "fuzz" which will require me to go back and sand each grove out. Will router speed eliminate this, or is this to be expected? Thanks for any imput.
The reason that this happens with softer woods is that the wood flexes when the cutter hits it and the cutter isn't able to get as clean a cut. With harder woods (not 'hardwoods') like oak or jatoba the wood is stiff enough not to flex and you'll get a cleaner cut.