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Router Table Starter Pin Makes Routing Smoother

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Brace yourself
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Once your workpiece is firmly in
contact with the roller bearing, ease
away from the pin for greater freedom
of movement.

Brace yourself

Start your router and brace the workpiece against the pin. Pivot the starting corner of it firmly and smoothly toward the cutter. Keep your work pressed against the starter pin as the edge of your workpiece comes to rest against the bit's bearing, as shown above. Ease your workpiece away from the starter pin as the bearing takes over, feeding the raw edge into the bit in a counterclockwise motion, as shown right.

Instantly, you'll notice that a starting pin gives you added control of your workpiece during the critical point when the stock first touches the spinning bit. For safety's sake, use a push pad for small workpieces.


Comments (5)
jsbergner wrote:

wonderful, simple idea! Thank you

8/6/2014 04:17:40 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

Thank you very much. You're a big help.

9/16/2011 09:49:09 PM Report Abuse
bob_julie1 wrote:

Wow that was much better than what google gave me. Thanks

6/21/2011 12:03:58 PM Report Abuse

Once again your explanation was easy to understand and made a sometimes scary operation seemed doable, tnx vry much!! HAGAR

5/18/2010 09:06:18 AM Report Abuse
cnfeller wrote:

this is the exact info i needed. i suspected this was the answer, but i needed confirmation. it also expanded with some additional info. thanks

3/7/2010 11:06:29 AM Report Abuse

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