Double up panels for fast and steady edge trimming
If a handheld router tips or rocks while you're flush-trimming edging, the results can be less than pretty. Here's how to get clean cuts while speeding up the process. Clamp two panels, edging up, face to face with 3⁄4 " spacers between them. Hold that assembly upright in a bench vise or other work support, with the edging level and on the same plane. Equip your router with a 1⁄2 " flush-trim bit and use the edging on both sheets to support the router base as you trim the edging flush.