I feel I have to post this celebratory thread. I'm a novice router, but now I've used it in an emergency repair I've realised how good it is.
We had a domestic disaster and an L shaped kitchen cupboard shelf broke along a joint. It was too much of a mess to glue back together.
So I thought I'd use the router to help me repair it. I ended up using half the existing shelf and a piece of surplus board from when the kitchen was made.
I cut the board roughly to size, then used a guide clamp with my ELu 1/4" router to cut perfect straight square edges ready for jointing.
I used the same straight bit to clean up the other piece of board - they now were perfectly true and butted exactly.
I bought a biscuit joiner cutter and set it up to join the boards and add some strength. Against warnings that it would be hopeless if not in a table, I did the job no problem hand held.
I glued everything back together with some Titebond.
The shelf is now back in the corner cupboard taking the weight of various pots and pans.
I couldn't have done the job without my little Elu. So I thought I would share my feeling of great satisfaction