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6 great uses for trim routers

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Task-specific trim routers

1. Task-specific trim routers

At WOOD® magazine, we frequently work with four forms of decorative edge-routing, shown: Round-overs and chamfers are the most common, followed by coves and beads. To save time changing and setting up these bits, we like to keep a 1/8" round-over bit ready to use in one trim router, and a 45° chamfer bit in another. Many trim routers sell for about $100, so you could buy three trim routers for the same money it takes to buy a 3-hp router.

Shop for round-over bits.

Shop for chamfer bits.

Shop for cove bits.

Shop for beading bits.

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Comments (1)
tb4x41 wrote:

I keep my first router, yep still have it, mounted in a small portable router tabe with a 1/8" roundover bit in it. The set-up has not changed for 15+ years. Hint: Check Craigs list for GREAT deals on these little tables.

11/17/2011 11:04:00 AM Report Abuse

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