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Hello to everyone on here .
Total rookie to this and Routing so be gentle with me .
Im looking to purchase my first router so anyone out there who can recommend somthing to me around the £100 mark would appreaciate it.#
Need it mainly for kitchen work ie worktops , invisible joints etc.
Thanks again.
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Greetings Frank and welcome to the router forum. We’re gentle with everyone, got a question just ask and there is bound to be someone who knows the answer and will give it up.

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Hello to everyone on here .
Total rookie to this and Routing so be gentle with me .
Im looking to purchase my first router so anyone out there who can recommend somthing to me around the £100 mark would appreaciate it.#
Need it mainly for kitchen work ie worktops , invisible joints etc.
Thanks again.
Oops. Kitchen laminate tops would use a laminate trimmer and they should be available easily within your budget. However, invisible joints sounds like cabinetry and for that you want a "real" router. But, I'm not sure that I know what an "invisible joint" is. It sounds interesting. Please provide more information as to what, how it is done and how to preserve it through expansion and contraction cycles of wood.

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Welcome aboard and give me 50 pushups so you will be able to handle all the routers you are going to get over the years.
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Many thanks to all and for the very warm welcome. In Bonny Scotland and "invisible Joint" is basically a joint that would be cut using a router and jig with biscuit joints.
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Many thanks to all and for the very warm welcome. In Bonny Scotland and "invisible Joint" is basically a joint that would be cut using a router and jig with biscuit joints.
Through confusion comes understanding. I'd call that joint a splined butt joint and I'd make it using a jointer (or router with jointing fence) and a biscuit cutter (or biscuit bit for a router.)

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In Warwickshire we call it a hockey stick joint

the router you need is a 1/2" router as the router bits for cutting the work to need to be around 55mm long.

for a jig you will need to buy a collet normally 16mm but this will be different with different jigs

check out trend

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