Routers

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

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 using the table. We show you how.

Routers projects

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Router Table Plans

    Once you mount your router in a router table, you might never remove it. Use these plans to build this router table and change your woodworking…

  • 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 Sharpen a Router Bit

    If your router bit isn't cutting as cleanly as it used to, this video is for you. You don't need to go buy a new one because The Family Handyman…

  • 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…

  • 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…