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Good day everybody I am new to routing I have only turned on my router to see if it works. I have ordered my first set of bits for my birthday from Trend 15 piece 1/2" shank starter set for £34 including delivery
 

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G'day Andrew and welcome to the forums....

We can take some of that newness off of ya..
head over to this link for a bit of education on routering and it's accessories...

feel free to ask any and all questions that you may have...
enjoy!!!
 

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Welcome to the forum, Andrew! Have fun with the router and new bits!

We do like photos so here are some tips for you -

If you’re using your phone or iPad – the best way for proper orientation is to shoot landscape (widescreen). Rotate your phone or iPad CCW for proper orientation. If you want your photos to be portrait then open the photo in a viewer on your computer, rotate it to the orientation you want, then save it in that orientation. It will be correct when you upload it to the servers here. If you’re shooting video please shoot widescreen like our monitors, not portrait.

The best way to post photos in line with your text is to use Go Advanced below the Quick Reply window. If you’re starting a new thread then you’re automatically in the Advanced editor. Click on the Paper Clip on the ribbon bar and that will bring up a dialogue box where you can browse to your photos. Upload them and then put your cursor where you want a photo, hit the dropdown beside the Paper Clip, and choose the photo you want inserted. If you have several photos and just want them at the end of your text then put your cursor at the end and hit the Insert All on the dropdown list of photos.

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Hi Andrew. We're here to help when you have questions.
 

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Welcome to the Router Forums Andrew.
 

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Hello and welcome to the router forum Andrew
 

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Hello Andrew, glad you joined the fun. Be sure to read the pdfs Stick posted the link to, they are as good as any text you might buy on routing. I am attaching another pdf, which is of the 18 plus things that helped me accelerate my learning curve. It's 10 pages, but has lots of pictures. Hopefully it will help you avoid some costly mistakes I made.
 

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Hey,Andrew; welcome!
If I only had one piece of advice to give (yeh, that'll happen ;) ) it would be to read and reread anything and everything to do with router safety. At 20K rpm they can eat a lot of flesh in a big hurry. Not trying to scare you, just be aware at all times...no letting your mind wander when you're using it. Other than that (oops, this's two ...) enjoy!
 

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Welcome, Andrew. I'm sure you'll enjoy this forum. Pay attention to what is being said about proper and safe usage of your router and I'm sure you'll be able to count to ten on both hands in a year from now.
 

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G'day Andrew and welcome to the forum.

Once you get used to the "set cutters". you will find yourself buying quality (expensive) bits....
 
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