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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Folks,

I just started doing DIY projects, and found that I really enjoyed working with wood and tools. I had some prior experience with building a basement and a deck, but I had experienced help with those projects.

I quicky found that the router is a key tool, if you want your work to looked finished.

I first purchased a Skil 1810 fixed router, nice heavy machine for $30.
Then I got a great deal on a Buffalo Trim router.

I purchased a Skil RAS800 router table, but I am sending it back, changing the router bits was taking too long, and I would allways draw blood.

I am leaning mostly buy trial and error, combined with some reading, I would really love to spend 30min with someone who is experienced with routers.

Thanks for reading.

-Fred Stellabotte
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 09:28 PM
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Welcome,Fred, there is a ton of knowledge in this forumn much more than Ya could read in a night, BE SAFE TOOLS THAT CAN CUT WOOD SO EASILY WILL ALSO DO A NUMBER ON SKIN , I would bet every member here could tell at least 3 -4 tales or more of a close call or moment of (as in My case) just trying to hurry up and finish this last cut ---moment of stupidity in my case ended up with what may be a permanent new tattoo .... Always try and make a practice run before power is kicked on

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G'day Fred. Welcome to the forum.

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Welcome to the forum Fred. An easy way to change bits without removing the plate or in the case of a table without a plate is an off set wrench. You can get them at MLCS for many brands of routers
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Hi and welcome to the forum
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