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I am new to using routers in general. My questions is how do I start an
internal cut with a router either using a plunge router or a table router.
I want to cut a half in slot on a four foot piece of plywood (3/4" thick) from
6 inches in from either side.
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With a plunge router, assuming the slot is parallel to one side, start with an edge guide to position the bit in the right spot. Then, add stop blocks at either end to limit the length of the cut. Then, do the plunge cut in several passes, increasing the depth of cut with each pass.

You could do essentially the same on the router table if the piece of ply is small enough, but dropping the work piece onto the bit can be tricky and potentially dangerous.

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use the slot cutter for the job, all done in one pass with marks on the stock for start and stop points...little masking tape on the fence for the start and stop spots.

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Use the power lift, MLCS PowerLift Motorized Router Lift
Or use the router out of the table with a simple home built mortise jig.
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A real easy way to get the job done without breaking the bank for the funds.


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