Routers

Learn tips and techniques to use your router like a pro.

Advanced Router Techniques

Routers are one of the most versatile woodworking tools, useful not just for making trim and cutting edges, but for solving a whole range of woodworking problems. Learn how to cut curves, straighten boards, flatten bows and much more.

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  • Router Basics

    The router does more than cut fancy edges. It'll also cut flawless dadoes and rabbets and perfect patterns. Our basics here show you how to…

  • Router Table Tips and Techniques

    Double the usefulness of your router with a router table. Smooth edges, cut long moldings and mold small projects easier and more safely by…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Build a Router Table by Upcycling a Kitchen Countertop

    Make a easy-to-store, pro-quality router table for almost nothing by upcycling a discarded laminate kitchen countertop and the metal angle from…

  • Wood Router Reviews

    If you’re in the market for a new router, you’re in luck. Selection, prices, features—and the routers themselves—are…

  • Advanced Router Techniques

    Routers are one of the most versatile woodworking tools, useful not just for making trim and cutting edges, but for solving a whole range of…

  • How to Sharpen a Router Bit

    You don't need to go buy a new one because The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you how to sharpen your dull router bit.…

  • How to Make Edge Joints With a Router

    Although it takes longer than a jointer, routers can make clean, straight-edged joints for cabinet doors and panels, as well as for other…

  • How to Get Perfect Routed Edges

    Modern router bits with carbide cutters and guide bearings make forming wood edges almost foolproof. But there are a few tips and tricks that'll…

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