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What is the opinion of other router users.

(1) "When routing the edge and of the material with the use of the side fence attachment, Rout on the right hand side and push the router away from you".

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(2) "When routing the edge of the material with the use of the side fence attachment, Rout on the left hand side and pull the router towards you".

I personally use method No 1

I would be interested in you opinion

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 06:51 PM
 
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I like to pull the router to me ,it seems to give me better controll,
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Hay Tom , Why don't some one make kits for people who are learning the router brass bushing way, Ithink that would be really cool .A person could buy a kit and make something , And the kit would tell and show you what bushing and how to use it , Don' you think that would be a neat idea,
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Hiya Tom. Based on the fact that you cut from left to right free hand, method 2 would be indicated. I have seen Norm Abrahm cutting opposite to this with the explanation of less pull into the work. When using the fence as a guide is there a right or wrong way? This same question came up under cutting dado's and I suggested having the guide above the work and cutting left to right. My reasoning was your router is flipped and the cutter is rotating in the opposite direction compared to when it is table mounted. And table mounted routing is done from right to left.

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Herb, its your lucky day! One of the best projects you can build is your own router table. To make life simple for beginers, Rousseau sells mounting plates, a template and guide bushing set, and a kit for centering your router on the mounting plate. Some double sided carpet tape, 4 small allen screws for leveling, a 1/2" straight cutting bit and you are ready to go. Installing the mounting plate into your table top is a breeze. If you have any doubts of the quality of these products, this is what was used on the New Yankee Workshop for 10 years. I think it would be great if Oak Park offered a similar kit for the vacuplate. The two piece guide bushing with the removeable collar takes all the guess work out for first time users. By the way, make sure you keep the template and guide bushing handy, you will be making tables for your friends before you know it!

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Mike, I have a rockler router table, And been useing it for a long time ,I;m not bad when it comes to using the router with or with out the table,Have done a lot of routing work on it , But what I'm new at is brass bushings work, I need a lot of help with that,
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What is the opinion of other router users.

(1) "When routing the edge and of the material with the use of the side fence attachment, Rout on the right hand side and push the router away from you".

or

(2) "When routing the edge of the material with the use of the side fence attachment, Rout on the left hand side and pull the router towards you".

I personally use method No 1

I would be interested in you opinion


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If I understand what you are asking it would be (1).

I've attached a drawing of what I think you are asking and the "A" = (1)

If this is not what you are saying then sorry I'm lost here.....

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Hay Tom , Why don't some one make kits for people who are learning the router brass bushing way, Ithink that would be really cool .A person could buy a kit and make something , And the kit would tell and show you what bushing and how to use it , Don' you think that would be a neat idea,
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If I understand what you are asking it would be (1).

I've attached a drawing of what I think you are asking and the "A" = (1)

If this is not what you are saying then sorry I'm lost here.....

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From your drawing enclosed it is the exact opposite to what I am saying.
'A' shows the router being pushed whilst 'B shows the router being pulled.
In both instances they are wrong in my opinion as the cutter will have the tendancy to want to take the fence away from the edge.
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Mike, I have a rockler router table, And been useing it for a long time ,I;m not bad when it comes to using the router with or with out the table,Have done a lot of routing work on it , But what I'm new at is brass bushings work, I need a lot of help with that,
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Have you had a look at my home page where you will find an article on the use of the brass bushing
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