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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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At 64 I'm an almost complete novice to routing. I've owner a router for 40 years an very seldom tried using it.
Recently retired I've gotten the urge to do some type of woodworking, building tables or whatever. I'm reading and researching a lot and I've seen that good routing work is essential to a quality product so I'm just trying to ease my way into it.
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welcome to the forum! one of the first things to make sure you know if to feed the work into the router in the opposite direction that the bit is spinning, similar in concept to a table saw.

you will know pretty quickly if you are feeding it from the wrong direction.

one other thing ... routers can make an aweful lot of sawdust, so one of the first things to focus on is dust collection. without that, you can expect sawdust to settle on everything in the shop.
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