Basics of a Wood Working Router

Getting back to basics, a wood working router is relied upon by thousands of wood Wood Working Routerworkers and craftsman. After all it is such a versatile wood working tool, the router can round off corners, carve curves from straight stock, shapes edges, cut dove tales and much more.

A router is more of a finesse tool than one that relies on might. It uses high speed rotation of the bit rather then mass horse power to chew through a cut. As the speed of the bit is increased the router bit cuts a smoother profile.

The basic wood working router has a shaft coming from the bottom of the motor. It is fitted with a collet that holds a bit. The shank of the bit is securely held in place while the router shaft rotates up to 25,000 RPM's.

A router is a wood working power tools that most wood workers realize they cannot live without. Its uses are endless and since there are plenty of jigs and accessories you are likely able to perform almost anything you need.

Some router accessories include:

Router Bits Router Bits - Well... a router is useless without a bit. The wide variety of router bits available make for endless possible cuts and profiles. Generally available in two shanks sizes 1/4" and 1/2".


Wood Router Jigs Router Jigs - Accessories that work with a router to enhance its function. A jig can be made or bought that will allow your router to make joinery, mortise hinges, cut dovetails, and literally dozens of other functions.


Router Tables Router Tables - Sometimes with a larger router bit you will not be safe free handing the router. This is why you use a router table. Use a fence and feed the stock through the bit. Safe and effective.