• Essential Handheld Router Techniques
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    Essential Handheld Router Techniques

    The router is one of most versatile power tool in your shop and is a must have for any woodworker. Watch this woodworking video and learn a number of router techniques from our master woodworker, George Vondriska. George starts with buying advice, covering the various types and sizes of router – from tiny trim routers, to 3 plus horsepower behemoths, to battery powered routers. You’ll know what these routers are used for and how to pick the right one for your woodworking needs. Features such as variable speed, soft start, and fixed and plunge base designs, are covered.

    You’ll also learn about router bits, including insert tooling, bearings, and shank sizes. George also introduces the basics of using a router; mounting bits properly, setting depth of cut, securing work on the bench, starting your cut, feed direction and stopping your cut. The video describes more advanced techniques, such as inlay work, routing dadoes, flush trimming plugs, edge joining large boards, climb cuts, and cross cutting long panels.

    Finally, George covers router and bit maintenance, including sharpening a router bit.

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  • Mounting Router Bits
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    Mounting Router Bits

    It is possible to mount a router bit incorrectly in your router collet, and that can spell disaster for your woodworking project. George Vondriska shows you how to properly insert and clamp router bits into your router.

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  • Check for Slipping Router Bit Collet
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    Check for Slipping Router Bit Collet

    Router bit collets do wear out, but it can be difficult to tell when. In this woodworking instructional video, master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you how to confirm that your jig’s router bit collet is still properly holding router bits without slipping.

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  • 8mm Shanked Router Bits
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    8mm Shanked Router Bits

    Did you know that your woodworking router can actually hold and use 8mm shanked router bits? Not 1/4″, not 1/2″, but 8 mm. Master woodworker George Vondriska discusses the calculated method to the madness, and introduces a must-have tool that will allow 8 mm shanked router bits to work in your router. Learn all about…

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  • 2 Bit Dovetail
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    2 Bit Dovetail

    When working on your woodworking project, have you ever wondered why most dovetail jigs are a two-bit operation? Woodworking expert George Vondriska explains how through-pins and tails are cut on a jig, and when to use each of the two cutters required for the process. He also discusses why it’s so important to match the…

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