Popular Woodworking's Guide To Routers !!TOP!!
In the marketplace you'll find two bushing styles. The Porter-Cable two-piece (shown below) uses a screw-on locking ring to hold the tube part to the router base. This style fits a wide range of models. The other style of guide bushing clicks into place, but only fits Bosch routers. If your router doesn't accept these common styles of guide bushings, consider buying adapters and subbases . Guide bushings are sold individually or in sets. Individual bushings cost $6-$8 each, while sets range from $30-$45.
Popular Woodworking's Guide to Routers
With the proliferation of table-mounted routers in the woodshop, most woodworkers have never experienced the power and precision that a stationary shaper has to offer. In addition to a quiet, vibration-free cut, the shaper allows you to surpass the capabilities of the router by offering wider, deeper cuts, production runs, and custom moldings. In this book, author Lonnie Bird demonstrates how versatile and extremely productive the shaper can be. You'll see that the shaper, with its vast assortment of cutter heads, fences and jigs, can handle a wide variety of woodworking applications. Regardless of your level of woodworking, the shaper can increase the quality and efficiency of your work, and it can broaden the scope of your woodworking. More than just a primer on shaper techniques, this book gives shop-proven examples of how the shaper can be put to use. With an emphasis on safety, this book is a step-by-step guide that will teach you all about the shaper: from basic setups to cutting curved molding profiles to designing shaper jigs that will expand your woodworking potential.
There is no more complete guide to the most versatile tool in the woodworker's shop than this book. The Router Book covers it all -- from the tool's wide range of uses to tips for maintaining it in the best condition. Router expert Pat Warner sorts through the great variety of tools on the market and offers sound, practical advice on choosing the right router for every woodworker's needs. Ideal for anyone who owns, or is thinking of buying, a router, this book covers bits, accessories, and a wide variety of routers, and surveys the router's many uses -- from edge work to cutting joinery.
With a router in hand, you can accomplish almost any woodworking task! In addition to basic trimming and edging work, routers can be used to smooth surfaces, cut grooves, and even make joints. Woodworkers of all skill levels will appreciate the concise instructions and detailed techniques, as well as the more than 150 color photographs and diagrams. There's professional advice for choosing and buying equipment and accessories, using cutters, controlling dust, and lots more. Using jigs is one of the keys to unlocking the router's potential, and their applications are discussed in great depth, including housing jigs, trammel jigs, and finger-joint jigs. Other featured topics are using a template and guidebrush, mortise and tenon joinery, and doing table routing.
Ranging from 1-3/4 HP to 2-1/4 HP, these routers are the most popular size inthe lineup due to their versatility and ease of operation. Mid-sized routerscan handle a wide variety of operations, which include everything Palm Routerscan do plus large-scale dovetailing, panel cutting, template design work andcircle cutting. These routers will accept 1/4" shank as well as 1/2"shank bits and are often available with multiple bases (see Combination Kitsbelow). It should be noted that the majority of aftermarket router accessoriesare geared to this class of router.
Some routers use a proprietary guide system, while other manufacturers provide adapters or design their base plates to accept commonly available aftermarket guides. To determine whether a particular router accepts aftermarket guides, look at the hole in the base plate. If it has a 1-3/16" through-hole with a 1-3/8" diameter counterbore, it does.
Usually, guides are sold in a set that includes different sizes, but often you can find individually sold ones. Standard aftermarket guides include a ring nut that secures the guide to the base. Some specialty aftermarket base plates allow the use of standard guides with routers having original bases that use a proprietary system.
Micro Fence Mounting Bars are the key to fitting our fence to virtually any router on the market. Conversion from router to router involves switching the guide shafts from one mounting bar to another (which takes about 1 minute). Each Edge Guide comes with one Mounting Bar to fit the router of your choice, but additional Mounting Bars can be purchased to fit other routers in your shop, as well.
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The Universal baseplate includes a centering pin to perfectly align the baseplate and 1-3/16" Porter Cable style guide templates to your router collet. The 6" clear acrylic baseplate is predrilled for most common routers.
The Accurate Guide appears very simple but the engineering and machining behind it is not. The parts that make up the Accurate Guide are well made and cleanly finished. The mounting, often a sore spot with "bolt on" accessories, is very well done and matched our Bosch 1617 router base perfectly. Kits are available for most of the popular routers in use today. 041b061a72