Routers 101

RoutersMDWoodworking routers are compact, powerful tools, which are easily adapted to a multitude of jigs, fixtures, and accessories, making them one of the most versatile tools in the shop. In this full day class we examine a variety of routers, and become versed in their nomenclature. We’ll learn what you need to look for when shopping for a router, as well as bits and cutters which mount into it. We’ll focus on proper safety and technique when using a router, both in hand held and table applications. Students will learn a quick method to predict how the router will cut and react in any application, further increasing their safety and control. We’ll learn the technique to master zeroing bits and setting depth of cut with the plunge router, regardless of the particular router’s turret system. Students will also learn how to properly utilize template guide bushings, and other common accessories to add more versatility and accuracy to their routing.

All of the theory learned in class is backed up by hands on exercises, so you’ll have the confidence to do it on your own, back at your shop! During the day we’ll cut a variety of woodworking joints, and perform several tasks at which the router excels. We will have routers available for use in class, however students are encouraged to bring their own router to work with.

Students must bring their own eye and ear protection for this course.

This class is limited to only 6 students, so you’ll receive lots of instruction & personal attention !

Open Group Tuition: $145 includes Materials :: For One on One, or Private Group Tuition, Click Here
Course Length: 1 Days
Skill Level: All
Pre-requisites: None