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I am new to the forum and to Routing. I am building hyroponic planters using 5" x 5" 8' vinly fence post blanks. I am using a small rounter designed for routing couter tops and a 1/2" straigh router bit and have constructed a template (jig) for routing square holes for plant pots that will be inserted into the fence post which will be laying horizontal. I have no idea if this is the right tool for the job or the best way to do the job and would appreciate any insight others may have for such a task. I have attached pics of my project.

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That seems to be working fine for you so what's the issue?
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I am new to the forum and to Routing. I am building hyroponic planters using 5" x 5" 8' vinly fence post blanks. I am using a small rounter designed for routing couter tops and a 1/2" straigh router bit and have constructed a template (jig) for routing square holes for plant pots that will be inserted into the fence post which will be laying horizontal. I have no idea if this is the right tool for the job or the best way to do the job and would appreciate any insight others may have for such a task. I have attached pics of my project.

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Hi Phil - Welcome to the forum

Kinda hard to improve on success, looks good to me. Trim router was a good choice, light and easy to handle. Plunge would probably make life a little easier but they are rare in the laminate trimmer category. So far, looks like you're doin great

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Thanks for the feeback. I guess because I have never used a router before, and my jig was not exactly perfect, there might be some tips to do it better. I used 1/2 inch AC plywood which means I had to cut almost all edges. I do not have a table saw or a router bench. I used a skill saw with a straigh edge for a fence clamped to the plywood I was cutting. Consequently not all cuts were exactly the same hence the jig was not as square or precise as one would like. I was thinking that maybe if I used some other type of wood for the top part of the jig I might get better results.
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