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I am a newbie and need to learn . Looking for pointers as to the best router and bits to buy and all other means of information. I know I wish to learn to do this but not sure where to begin. Thanks for any and all asistance.
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Welcome to the forums yvonne,

It is difficult to make a recommendation without some idea of what you would like to produce. Routers come in sizes that can be used with a single hand to ones that are powerful enough to knock you down if not held properly.

Give us some idea what you would like to do. There is an abundance of knowledge here and they are ready and willing to share.

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Welcome Yvonne. Many people are in a rush to buy a bunch of bits and a router with enough power to mill steel. A very good way to start is to purchase an inexpensive router combo kit like the ones Sears sells for about $100 and a 1/4" straight bit, a 1/4" round over bit and a roman ogee bit. These are very commonly used bits and will let you get familiar with your router with out dropping a bundle of cash. These bits should be carbide tipped and the brand is not real important. Read the STICKY threads at the top of each forum section for very useful information. One STICKY shows how to make a router table top for low cost and install a mounting plate in it. This is one of the best investments you can make and building one will help teach you many of the basic skills you will need. There are many decent books on routing and they are worth reading; I suggest books by Bob and Rick Rosendahl and Bill Hylton. If there is a woodworking store near you like Rockler or Woodcraft you should visit. These stores offer demo's and classes to help you get started; the staff in all the stores I have visited are happy to answer questions. Ask questions here and you will get lots of assistance. Start with some easy projects to build your confidence.

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Welcome and read as many ole posts Ya can alot of good info in there

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G'day Yvonne

Welcome to the router forum.

Thank you for joining us

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Greetings Yvonne and welcome to the router forums, we are glad to have you join us.

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Hi

I would like to begin making signs. Then if it is something I enjoy will go from there. Thanks for responding. have a good day.
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I am looking at starting out making signs, then will see from there. Thanks for the response and the information.

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thank you for the welcome and your response . look forward to learning.

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