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Router Basics

Router BasicsThe router is probably the most versatile tool in the shop.  It can surface wood, cut joinery, route interesting profiles… the list goes on and on.

This site hosted by Reader’s Digest takes readers through the basic familiarization and operation of this handy tool.

First, you’ll learn all about the tool and what its parts do.  Then, it’s on to bits where you can see what some of the more common ones will cut.

Helpful tips accompany the technique sections on this page, helping to make your routing easier and leaving you with better results.

Sure, it’s not an advanced class in sophisticated router techniques.  But, if you are just starting with this tool or you only break it out to route decorative edges on boards, it’s worth a look to see just how you can make the most of this essential tool.

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