Router Table Session # 1: Getting Started

Fixed base, plunge base, router lift….what’s the best set up for your router table? We’ll take a look at different styles of routers to learn what’s best for you. .

Your router bit education includes choosing between 1/4” and 1/2″ shanks, how to properly install a bit in a collet, determining if a bit is dull, how to sharpen it if it is dull, and more. .

Once you know how to set up your router table and install a bit, we can move on to making cuts. There’s a lot involved with this including use of feather boards and push sticks and how to set up for multiple light passes. .