The Router Book
by Pat Warner




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The Router Book: A Complete Guide to the Machine and its Accessories

If you're looking for the most complete guide to the router, than this is your book you need. The Router Book covers it all -- from the tool's wide range of uses to tips for maintaining its best condition.

Router expert Pat Warner sorts through the great variety of tools on the market and offers you sound, practical advice. From choosing the right router for your own needs to correct operating methods and time-saving jigs, The Router Book slices quickly to the core of the subject.

•discover all the uses of the versatile router, from edge work and molding, to cutting joinery and shaping, to making multiples with patterns
•sort through the great variety of routers, bits and accessories that are available
•learn techniques that will make your work more accurate and more efficient

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO ROUTING
Applications
Types of Routing

Chapter 2: CUTTER PATHWAY CONTROL
Bearing-Guided Cutters
Collar Guides
Edge Guides
The Subbase
Tool Shank
The Circle Cutter
Other Guide Options

Chapter 3: FIXED-BASE ROUTERS
Router Basics
Leading Fixed-Base Routers
Department Store Routers
Best Fixed-Base Applications

Chapter 4: PLUNGE ROUTERS
Basic Anatomy
Power as an Asset
Adding Stability
Helpful Features
Best Uses for Plunge Routers
Porter-Cable 7529
DeWalt 625

Chapter 5: LAMINATE TRIM ROUTERS
Guide Systems
Other Features and Applications
Bosch 1608

Chapter 6: ROUTER TABLES
Router Table Basics
The Fence
Protection from the Cutter
Depth of Cut Strategies
Climb Cutting
The Miter Gauge
Router Table Safety

Chapter 7: ROUTER BITS
Evaluating Performance
Cutter Life
Materials
Shank Diameter
Cutter Types
Sharpening

Chapter 8: ROUTER ACCESSORIES
Guides and Bases
Router Table Accessories
Chip Collection

Chapter 9: SIMPLE SHOPMADE JIGS
Right-Angle Templates
Slot Makers
Shopmade Mortiser
Tenon Maker
End-Lap Template
Adjustable Tenon Maker
Circle Maker
Router Horse
Pin-Routing Jig
45-Degree Bevel

Chapter 10: ROUTER SAFETY
Hand-Router Safety
Router Table Safety
Climb Cutting
Stock Preparation
Cutter Surprises and Risks
Health Concerns

Chapter 11: COMMON ROUTER LIMITATIONS
Risks and Problems
Weight and Ergonomics

Chapter 12: STARTING UP THE ROUTER
Preparation and Setup
Router Table Setup

Chapter 13: TEMPLATE ROUTING
Tools and Materials
Template Uses and Types
Making Basic Templates

Resources

Index