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What is the best router tip you have for any one that wants to use the router or the router table .

Or what do you think is the best router tip is to pass on to someone...


I will start it off with one ( Unplug It )


Any time you change bits or work on the router UNPLUG it.
That's one of the 1st.thing all manuals push right up front and we see Bob and Rick do it all the time and they push it all the time.

It's true that you may damage the plug over time or the outlet but they are cheap to replace unlike a call to 911 to help save your body parts.


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What ever the application you may be routing, if you can use a push block of some kind to help control the cut and put a little more between you and the bit......Do IT!

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Make sure the bit is tight in the collet.... we already have enough space junk up there
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Take care of your tools, and take a good close look at them from time to time. Chipped or dropped bits, cracked collets, and more can ruin your afternoon in the workshop.

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A healthy dose of respect (fear?) of your router, or any power tool, is a good thing. When you get too comfortable using a tool... that's when it will eat you up. Always pay attention to what you are doing!

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Before plugging router into power point make sure that it is switched OFF.

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I plan to keep woodworking for many years. So I highly recommend some sort of dust collection/prevention system. Even if the "system" consists of only a cheap dust mask. You've got to protect your lungs.

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For accurate height setting use twist drills.
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Harry,

Nice tip..... I have not seen that one before.
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