Routers and Routing
When you need a dado that is slightly wider than an available router bit, build up several layers of 2" masking tape strips on the edge of your router base.
Here’s a great time-saver that takes the guesswork out of selecting the right router bit.
I have a router table with a shop-made top of MDF and plastic laminate.
Backing up your cuts makes as much sense when routing as when using a tablesaw.
Making superfine adjustments to my router table fence was hit-or-miss until I came up with my own microadjustment system, shown in drawing.
In past issues of Wood, you've listed the correct speed range to use for router bits of various diameters. This guide gave me an idea.
Even with a dust-collector hose attached to my router table’s fence, chips and sawdust still manage to escape—generally toward the outfeed side of the table.
If a handheld router tips or rocks while you’re flush-trimming edging, the results can be less than pretty.