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Tips on Choosing the Right Router

Follow these tips from DIY experts and it'll be easy to choose and use a router.

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fixed base router is useful for exterior cuts
Photo 1 of 3A fixed-base router is a basic router, useful for exterior cuts on a piece of wood.

Fixed-Base Router (1 of 3)

The bit on this router has a bearing on the end of it to follow along the edge of the material being cut. Height adjustments are made by rotating the motor in the base. This router is not appropriate for making interior cuts because it does not allow you to bring the motor down into the cut while the base is in place.

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