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

  1. 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 world.

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  1. Wood Router Reviews

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    If you’re in the market for a new router, you’re in luck. Selection, prices, features—and the routers themselves—are better than ever. But having a wider selection and variety of features also makes choosing a router more complicated than it used to be. And that’s the reason for this article.

  2. How to Get Perfect Routed Edges

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    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 simplify the job and give you the best results.

  3. Build a Router Table by Upcycling a Kitchen Countertop

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

  4. Router Basics

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    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 set up and execute these cuts with outstanding results.

  5. Router Table Tips and Techniques

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    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.

  6. How to Make Edge Joints With a Router

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

  7. Advanced Router Techniques

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    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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