Plunge Router

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Plunge Router Depth Adjustment Trick

A plunge router is a versatile tool, but setting an exact depth can be perplexing. There are a bunch of knobs and levers that control how far down the bit will go, but if you’re trying to make a precise adjustment you rapidly run out of hands and patience as you fight the springs...

Makita Compact Router Kit

Tool Test: Makita Compact Router Kit

Bigger doesn’t always mean better.By Robert W. Lang Page 16Small routers are easy to handle, and the addition of multiple bases makes them good all-purpose tools. The basic 1⁄4"-collet router that comes in the new Makita compact kit (RT0700CX3) has good power and variable speed. The motor slides in the base and clamps firmly, with...