Archives: Routers

Freud CNC Router Bits

Freud extends their broad range of over 400 CNC bits with 7 new profiles perfect for sign-making, carving and detail work Freud has just introduced a new series of CNC router bits optimized for smaller computerized routing (CNC) machines. Freud, with over 25-years’ experience in developing premium router bits for CNC machines, along with being […]

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Bosch Colt Router PR20EVS

Bosch Colt Router Review – Pocket size race horse For a finish carpenter, cabinet maker, or avid wood worker, a trim router is a very efficient , inexpensive and compact tool perfect for both shaping and joinery tasks. The Bosch Colt Router PR20EVS Electronic Variable-Speed Palm Router fits all of these characteristics.  Though the colt has […]

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Ridgid Brushless 18V Compact Router Review

Ridgid Gen 5x Brushless 18V Compact Router R86044B Compact Routers, like the Ridgid Brushless 18V Compact Router offers woodworkers a number of features for operator control and ease-of-use when performing a variety of router applications. As a carpenter, I use a compact router to make my own window sills when trimming windows, easing edges on decking […]

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RIDGID 2 HP Fixed Router Model R22002

RIDGID 2-HP Fixed Router Model R22002 Review When most people think of routers they instantly think about a tool that can cut fancy edges. 2005’s Professional Woodworker of the year Jeremy Broun describes the router as the “most versatile tool in the world” and stated it “can be used in just about every aspect of a […]

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Shop Made Tools: Router Table Fence

Shop Made Tools: Router Table Fence In the first post in this series I described how to build a router table into the RIDGID R4512 Table Saw. This post is about how I built a fence for this setup but the fence can be used with any router table. After the last post I used […]

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Shop Made Tools: Router Table

Shop Made Tools: Router Table In the review of the RIDGID R4512 Table Saw I mentioned that I had built a lot of jigs and accessories. The first one I built was an extension table to fit between the fence rails. RIDGID even includes the screws and washers to mount the table. In this article […]

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Porter-Cable Multi-Base Router Kit 895PK Review

Porter-Cable 895PK Multi-Base Router Kit The folks at Porter-Cable recently sent us the 2-1/4 HP Multi-Base Router Kit (Model 895PK) to evaluate and review. For as long as I can remember I’ve watched lots of talented carpenters pull out their Porter-Cable routers to create some impressive wood working pieces. So we were really excited to […]

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