The handheld router is a great tool for adding finishing to your woodworking projects or cut slots into the material. The changeable bits allow you to round-over edges, cut rabbets, make slots or flush trim in any way you want. Routers can also be helpful when you're trying to cut big holes into material or duplicating intricate pieces by using router jigs and/or flush trim bits.
Training is required to use this tool. The training module can be taken here.
Tips & Tricks
- Make sure the work area is clear and the running area is identified before starting the router.
- Watch hour hands when running the router as the bit spins at extremely high speeds.
- Always wear required protection (safety glasses and gloves) when operating the router.
A pdf copy of the manual can be viewed on the sandbox shared drive here.
- Bits - The primary consumable of this tool are cutting bits. Contact a manager in case a bit is broken/missing.