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Bit arsenal. If you do a lot of routing, you’ll surely build up a large collection of bits in a short time. Keep them neatly organized and clean, and they’ll always be ready for the routing job at hand.

 

These tips and tricks will take you a long way toward success.

The router is, simply put, a multi-tasking workhorse in the woodshop. But you would be surprised by how many folks don’t get the most out of their router experience. After all, this hand-held powerhouse has the potential to create, and an equal and opposing power to destroy. While the concept seems simple  – a metal bit spins in circles as you drag the unit along a piece of wood – it can be harder than one might think to achieve perfect and consistent results.

I vividly remember my first experience with a router. The shellac on my woodworking wings was still wet and I decided it was time to get serious about edge profiles and joinery.


 

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