Tips on Choosing the Right Router
Follow these tips from DIY experts and it'll be easy to choose and use a router.
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.
For interior cuts, this is the router to use. A plunge router offers a lock that, when released, allows the router to move up and down so that you can plunge into the center of a cut. This router has a scale to help you determine the proper height. It has variable speeds for use with different-sized bits. A template guide can be used with a plunge router to guide the bit around a template when making an interior cut. With a template guide, you can stop the cut in the middle and return to the same place to finish it later.
A trim router is a handheld router designed for laminate work, but can be used with small wood projects as well. Trim routers come with a variety of different bases for offset and bevel cuts.
Tips on Using a Router Table
Router tables allow users to run wood over the router instead of running the tool over the wood. Here are a few tips on using a router table, ensuring safety and accuracy.
DIY experts explain the uses of a plunge router.
Stationary Power Tool Tips
There are three crucial pieces of equipment in a woodshop: the jointer, table saw and the band saw. Check out tips and advice on using and placing these core power tools.
Bench Grinding Tips
These helpful tips give information on how to use a bench grinder and what types of wheels can be used with it.
Cordless vs. Corded Tools
There are good reasons to have both corded and cordless tools in a shop. Host David Thiel explains when to go cordless and when to stay plugged in.
Choosing a Circular Blade
Use this expert advice and choose the right circular saw blade for any project.
Finishing Machine Tips
A finishing machine – a combination belt and disc sander – makes sanding and finishing projects a lot less time-consuming.
Tips for Using Fasteners as Temporary Joints
Knock-down fasteners create temporary joints for furniture. They long have been used on projects ranging from store-bought bookcases to decks.
Tips on Using Cutting Guides
Cutting a long piece of wood can be difficult unless you have a great tool to assist you. Check out these guides that can make getting the perfect cut easy.
Solutions to Common Table Saw Problems
Use this expert advice to make cutting with a table saw a bit easier.
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