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So I am watching a tutorial by an experienced woodworker and after his router cut he lays his router on the table on its side because the blade is still moving which may be common practice but it looked somewaht dangerous. I am new to routers and am wondering if this is common practice?

To me it seems safer to have a stand to plop it into.

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Hi Mike

That's why many use the Plunge router or power down the fixed base router b/4 putting it down.. and have the bit still moving.. but putting on it side is a safe way of doing it...

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To me it seems safer to have a stand to plop it into.



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It could work. Just make sure the middle is deep enough and the whole thing is stable once the router is in it. Good luck
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It is NOT safe to put a router down while the bit is still running no matter what. I know many do it, and I have done it on occasion too, (and it cost me solid carbide bit once too) but it is best to make an effort, for a few seconds ... to let the bit spin down.
As impatient as I can be, I need keep reminding myself take a wee bit more time for safety.
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So I am watching a tutorial by an experienced woodworker and after his router cut he lays his router on the table on its side because the blade is still moving which may be common practice but it looked somewaht dangerous. I am new to routers and am wondering if this is common practice?

To me it seems safer to have a stand to plop it into.

it would not be common practice in my "shed"

this is just one of the advantages of the plunge router over fixed base. Just release the plunge lock ant the bit retracts up above the base. the router can then be stood on its base.

But even then, make sure the bit spins down a fraction before you let go as there is still torque in the spinning bit.

PS the Makita router has a brake which stop the bit from spinning in short time.

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