Routers and Router Tables

Overview

The router is the most versatile and resourceful power tool in the woodworking shop, capable of shaping profiles, making duplicate copies, flush-trimming, and cutting nearly every joint used to build cabinets and furniture. Add a router table to the mix, and you can do all these tasks with precision and ease. But wait—there's still one other critical tool necessary to be armed and ready to take on any project: "Routers & Router Tables"!

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Overview

The router is the most versatile and resourceful power tool in the woodworking shop, capable of shaping profiles, making duplicate copies, flush-trimming, and cutting nearly every joint used to build cabinets and furniture. Add a router table to the mix, and you can do all these tasks with precision and ease. But wait—there's still one other critical tool necessary to be armed and ready to take on any project: "Routers & Router Tables"!

In this all-new collection of 20 great articles from America's premier woodworking magazine, "Routers & Router Tables "gathers the most up-to-date information on routers and router tables, bits and jigs, tips and techniques for router joinery, and much more. Whether your focus is precision, space savers, versatility, or all of the above, this guide will show woodworkers the smartest route to routers for accomplishing their best work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600857591
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Series: New Best of Fine Woodworking Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 609,944
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

FINE WOODWORKING magazine, located in Newtown, Connecticut, has been publishing the best woodworking information for small-shop woodworkers since 1975 to help them gain essential knowledge and build lifelong skills. More articles, videos, and interactive features can be found at www.finewoodworking.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part 1: ROUTERS AND ROUTER BITS
How Many Routers Does Your Shop Need?
Heavy-Duty Plunge Routers
Tool Test: Trim Routers
Routers for Router Tables
Ten Essential Router Bits

Part 2: ROUTER TABLES
Router Tables
A Versatile Router Table
Space-Saving Router Table
Rock-Solid Router Table
The Ultimate Router Table
Router-Table Basics
Get the Most from Your Router Table

Part 3: ROUTER TECHNIQUES
Fundamentals: Handheld routing
5 Essential Jigs for the Router Table
Five Smart Router Jigs
Templates Guide the Way
A Guide to Guide Bushings
Climb-Cutting: Don't Believe the Naysayers
Cope-and-Stick Tricks
Taper Your Sliding Dovetails for Easier Assembly
 

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