Skill Builder Perhaps No More Than Forty Or Fifty Years Ago Grooving Decorative Edge Work And Intricate Joinery In Most Small Wood Shops Would Have Been Done By A Wide Range Of Hand Tools
Skill builder perhaps no more than forty or fifty years ago grooving decorative edge work and intricate joinery in most small wood shops would have been done by a wide range of hand tools is post about Magazine bookmarked by joe with ID 11043812981 was uploaded on 01-03-2019 and has been viewed 203,029 times.
Routing Basics - Part 1 The introduction of the hand held router has significantly changed the way we work.The first routers certainly were not the sophisticated woodshop workhorses we use today.Long gone are the days of a simple motor with limited adjustability spinning a steel bit with a ¼" shaft at a single speed.
The new generation of routers offer more versatility, power and features than ever before, and woodworkers are taking to them like ducks to water.Like any other woodworking tool, routers can range from the most basic, inexpensive model to more expensive versions packed with features that dramatically expand the routers' capabilities.
Choices, Choices, Choices.The array of styles, prices and features can make it challenging for you to select the right model.When choosing your first router it is best to think about the type of work you will most likely be doing with it.
Heavy-duty joinery and cabinetwork will require a larger router, but if all you want to do is some decorative edge treatments, one of the smaller versions will do.(See Mid-sized Router Review, June/July 2006, Issue #42).
At the risk of oversimplifying things, most routers generally fall into three basic categories based on their power rating:...