Router basics are the key to making your router preform at the top level when you take the time to learn the basics.
As you may know, there are many things you can do with the use of a router. I consider a router to be a must tool in the workshop.
The word router is a general term for this amazing tool. There are different routers for different jobs in which each have their own unique features starting with their size and flexibility in their performance.
Not only is your router stationary but you also have the combination of the fence on your bench saw to attach jigs to and provide accuracy while using your router. Part of router basics.
The framer will use a plunge router generally for building stairs to dado out the stair stringers where the
stair tread will run.
There are many different router bits available each having there own job. For instance putting a nice rounder edge on a piece of wood or perhaps choosing a router bit to put a specific profile on a counter edge.
The art of making your own mouldings by building specific jigs and using your preferred bit to achieve the job. There are bits available today to build your own kitchen cabinet doors and make special mouldings to complement the décor.
You must always take precaution when using a router because the bit has no respect for fingers.
Always secure the piece of wood as to have control of it at all times. the use of many different jigs works great while using the router. Always make sure you go with the grain and not against to prevent kick back causing injury.
The more you use your router the more uses you will discover for building your woodworking projects.
In doing toy replicas, the router is a very handy piece of equipment to have in the shop.
Stay safe and enjoy working with router basics.