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Hi Guys,

Just recently purchased my first router and am very excited at all the possibilities. I've been searching for some books on how to get the most out of my router as well as other comprehensive info regarding bits, techniques, joints, jigs.... etc. I've narrowed the list down to the below titles and wanted to get some opinions if you guys have had any experience with these books. Out of the ones listed below I want to buy two of them for now just to start with. Your comments/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

1. Popular Mechanics Router Fundamentals the Complete Guide by Rick Peters
2. Router Magic by Hylton
3. Woodworking with the Router by Hylton and Matlack
4. The New Router Handbook by Speilman
5. Routing for Beginners by Baily

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Welcome!!!!! I hope you have as much fun as I have using a router! I'm still waiting for it to warm up enough to get back out in my shop and start doing some projects.

As far as your book list, if you have a public library you might try to see how many of those are on the shelf. That way you can see which one(s) you might want to buy for your home library.

BTW when I was out at the oak-park site (click the big yellow banner you will see on this web site) they have a "Book Clearance Sale" listed..... sorry I don't recall what books they had????

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Thanks for the reply Ed. I spent about a hour at the book store yesterday looking through a bunch of router books and came up with these. I just read some reviews on amazon and I think I'm leaning towards the first two titles. I'll have to check out the oak park site to see if they have any interesting titles. Thanks.
 

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Welcome Ryan. You wont find those titles at the Oak Park site. Bob has been teaching for years, and Rick is following in his footsteps. Everyone has their own method for seeing a project through. Hope you enjoy this site as much as I do.
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I know I'll have tons of questions but hopefully I'll be able to eventually contribute as well. Thanks again.
 
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