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  1. Cutting Large Ellipses with a Router

    Using an ellipse cutting jig to cut a circular frame

    Need to cut a circle or ellipse shape for your next project? The router circle and ellipse cutting jig and makes it easy to cut circles and ellipse shapes over a wide range of dimensions and proportions. When you cut circles the jig rotates around a single center pivot point.When you cut ellipses, the jig's sliding dovetail mechanism keeps the router precisely on the cut line. If you're using a compact router, choose the router circle and ellipse cutting jig for compact routers

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  2. Using a Router Table as a Jointer?

    Setting up router table to make jointer cuts

    Is it possible to use a router table as a jointer?

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  3. Best Router Bits for Beginning Woodworkers

    router cutting roundover profile

    How do you choose the best router bits when you're getting started in woodworking? Routers are one of the most versatile woodworking tools. You can use them as a portable handheld tool or mount them in a router table. Rockler sells the best router bits in hundreds of profiles for your woodworking project. So how do you choose the best router bits for your first woodworking projects? Start by considering the kinds of woodworking projects you want to make. Then choose the router bits you will need to complete those first projects. You can add to your collection of router bits as you build more projects. To help you get started, we've put together this list of the top 10 types of router bits used by most woodworkers.

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  4. Using a Plunge Router in a Router Table?

    Placing plunge based router attached to router plate onto router table

    Is it practical (or possible) to mount a router with a plunge base in a router table?

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  5. Choosing a Router Table

    Rockler router table and lift

    A router table is one of the most useful and versatile additions you can make to your shop. With the router mounted securely in a table, both of your hands are free for maximum workpiece control during the cut. That extra control makes some routing operations much easier – routing grooves or edge profiles, for example.

    A router table is unlike most other machines in a wood shop because you can customize it just the way you want it. Rockler gives you the most innovative options to create the perfect router table for your shop. There are different kinds of tables, bases, lifts and other router table accessories. Rockler also provides the Router Table Configurator to make your shopping process easier than ever. With so many options to choose from, what are the important things to look for when choosing a router table?

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  6. Our Best Router Table Kit

    rockler cast iron router table

    Router tables can be one of the hardest-working power tool systems in a woodworking shop. Depending on the types of projects you build, you can choose a small portable router table or a full-size router table, and you can add so many accessories to customize your router table to suit your woodworking projects. In this Rockler demo we'll show you how Rockler’s product designers have rolled all of those quality features into our best router table package. The Cast Iron Router Table Master Kit with Cabinet and Pro Lift is the flagship of Rockler router tables!

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  7. A Quick Tour of Router Table Techniques

    Cutting panel edges on router table

    It's easy to see why the venerable router table is often one of the first and most important tool purchases that a woodworker ever makes.

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  8. Preventing Tearout When Routing Plywood

    Using router and box joint jig to cut plywood panels

    How do you avoid tearout when routing plywood?

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