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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2010, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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I'm brand new here just sayin' hi!

I'm mostly retired, and though not new to power tools I've never owned a router before-but I'm looking to get started.

I'll be asking some rookie-type questions all along, so thanks in advance for your help.

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I'm brand new here just sayin' hi!

I'm mostly retired, and though not new to power tools I've never owned a router before-but I'm looking to get started.

I'll be asking some rookie-type questions all along, so thanks in advance for your help.

Ed
Ed. Welcome to the forum; there are many here who can assist you getting what you want to do with a router. Just a reminder; there is more that can be achieved when the router is held in the plunge mode, with the aid of template guides. Check out the material below.
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Thanks Tom!

This may not be the best place to post this, but since you specifically plunge mode, a quick question: if you're only going to have one router, is there any disadvantage to it being table mounted-assuming you'll mount it once and never take it out?
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Greetings Ed and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us.

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Thanks Tom!

This may not be the best place to post this, but since you specifically plunge mode, a quick question: if you're only going to have one router, is there any disadvantage to it being table mounted-assuming you'll mount it once and never take it out?
If you are going to have one router make sure you select one that can be used both in the router table and in the plunge mode. If you decide that you are going to leave it in the table you will find that there are many routing processes that cannot be achieved in the table mode IMHO, also we have to look at the safety factor with any method we are going to use, and there are others though not as popular as the table or plunge modes.

With some of my new routing techniques I have developed has enabled me to put the router into the hands of a blind person to produce the article required. Many of these are listed in my gallery also displayed are a great number of projects not suitable for completion in the router table mode

I am lucky I have three routers set up permanently in the table mode but I do not use them regularly. I have invented (for want of a better word) a number of simple jigs capable of doing some of the processes that would normally be done in the router table. But of course there are processes that can only be done in the router table.

It gets down to what your interest is and what you wish to make. I personally have been able to add greater interest in my workshop because I have created these new routing techniques.

Enclosed a couple of projects produced by members of the woodworking class at the Association for the Blind. Note. There was a lot of preparation to produce the various Jigs and Templates for them to proceed. Jigs were not purchased as they were not available and therefore had to be made in my workshop (Shed)

Enjoy your routing and if I can assist P.M me with your questions

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Hi Ed. Welcome to the RouterForums. Glad to have you with us. Please feel free to ask your questions.




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