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Our Favorite Router Tips and Tricks

There are a couple of tips and tricks that you can do with a router as it is one of the most versatile tools you can get. A router jointer is simply joining two boards at one time. You want the edges to mirror each other and the router helps perfect this. A no fuss mortising jig can be put together very quickly as all you need is a plunge router and an edge guide. Finally, routers are great for minimizing and removing burns that can happen on wood.

Key Takeaways:

  • Use a router to joint two boards at once. This is very effective if you don’t have a long-bed jointer also.
  • End grain tends to burn easily on different types of wood, and the way to remove them is to make two passes.
  • A dirt-simple mortising jig doesn’t take very long to put together and all you need is a plunge router and an edge guide.

“A router is truly one of the most versatile tools in the shop, and we just had to share these tips from the archives with you.”

Read more: https://www.popularwoodworking.com/tricks/our-favorite-router-tips-and-tricks-2/

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