Cutting Garolite (Phenolic) sheets.

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    Cutting Garolite (Phenolic) sheets.

    I bought a phenolic sheet (Grade XX Garolite) for making my own intake manifold spacer. Should I be able to use my carbide router bits to mill it? I was thinking about making a masonite template and using a router with a collar to trim and machine the spacer. Does this sound doable?

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    yes.I've done a few before ordering at a water jet cutter.I milled and drilled the first copy.

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    Thanks. I've read a few pages that say this stuff can be hard on cutters and blades, but others say it cuts like butter. Just trying to figure out what's true. Maybe it is very dependant on the grade of phenolic that is being cut/milled. The XX grade is a paper reinforced phenolic.

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    mine is a canvas reinforced phenolic resin.Lil'bit harder than yours.mills like butter though

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