Routers are pretty impressive tools. They can cut edge profiles, make moldings, cut joinery… I mean, what can’t they do?
There are times, though, that you discover that in your woodworking, you tend to cut a particular joint a particular way time after time in your projects. And, sometimes, setting up for those cuts can take a tremendous amount of time to get the bit height, fence settings and other tweaks down perfectly to ensure a good setup. Sometimes, it might just be easier to buy an additional router and keep it permanently set up than start over from scratch every time you want to do that operation.
That leads to this week’s poll. In your shop, do you have at least one router setup that you keep ready to go all the time? Maybe it’s a bit set to the right height in a dedicated router table, so it takes only seconds to clamp to a bench and get to work.
By the way, thanks Chris Wong for this poll idea!