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  1. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    Folks, I am trying to cut some Dado's for the runners of a table saw sled. I got my issue with cutting straight dado's fixed, basically it was just a lot of practice and I got a new Craftmans Plunge router with LED lights. The new router is 1/2 the weight of my other beast, and the lights help...
  2. Portable Routing
    Hi Folks, I am fairly new to woodworking, been at it 8 months or so. When I first started buying tools, I purchased a new "Toughest" Brand Router for $40. It a very powerful no frills router, and has never given me mechanical trouble. The problem is the weight and visibility of the wood. It...
  3. General Routing
    Hi all, Why when I create a 1/4" dado that my 1/4" MDF will not fit in it. I thought 1/4" MDF is truly 1/4". I used a 1/4" spiral upcut bit in in my router table, created the dado then tried fitting the 1/4" MDF in the slot and it would not fit. I need to move the fence back a small amount...
  4. General Routing
    I have a very old Craftsman router and need determine the best approach for figuring out how to use a router to make both rabbet and dado cuts. My skill is limited and I need a guide to make strait cuts. Is there a generic guide that will fit an 30+ year old router? If not, can I mix a Triton...
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