The router, for its simple design, is one of the most versatile tools you can own. You can shape decorative profiles, cut grooves, flush-trim, raise panels, and cut almost any joint. In the Complete Illustrated Guide to Routers, youll learn how to unleash this versatility by choosing the appropriate bit, and guiding the cut in the proper manner. Youll also learn that while a multitude of bits are available, a few essential bits will enable you to accomplish many of your routing tasks. More than 800 photo and drawings show you how to use and care for your router and how to get the most from it. In addition to mastering the use of your router, youll also learn about router tables, and how to make one that works perfectly in your shop. 240 pages. Contents: Section 1: Choosing Routers and Accessories Making a Custom Baseplate Making a Straight-Sided Baseplate Constructing an Edge Guide Router Maintenance Section 2: All About Bits Changing Bits Changing Bearings Adjusting a Stacking Bit Section 3: Router Tables A Simple Fence A Jointing Fence An L Fence Zero-Clearance Fence Support Stand A Two-Dollar Top Making a Sled Section 4: Common Cuts Plunge Cut with Edge Guide Internal Cut with Guide Bushing Baseplate as Guide Bearing as Guide Making Stop-Cuts Shaping Edges Shaping Narrow Ends Using a Starting Pin Cove Cut on the Router Table Routing Small Parts Section 5: Routing Edging and Molding Bullnose in Two Cuts Edge Bead Edge with Fence Beveling Curved Edges Molding on Face Complex Molding Complex Molding II Built-Up Molding Arched Molding Face Arched Molding Edge Section 6: Flush-Trimming Flush-Trimming Face Frames Flush-Trimming a Curve Flush-Trimming Interior Section 7: Router Joinery Stopped Groove Panel Groove Two-Pass Groove Tongue and Groove Rabbet with Straight Bit Dedicated Rabbet Bit Lap Joint Freehand Routing Dovetails Shopmade Dovetail Jig Sliding Dovetail Half-Blind Dovetails with Porter Cable Omni Jig Through Dovetails with Katie Jig Half-Blind Dovetails with the Akeda Jig Glue Joint Mortise Tenon with Jig Tenon on the Router Table Lock Miter Splined Miter Birds Mouth Box Joint Section 8: Doors and Drawers Door Bit Set Reversible Door Bit Adjustable Door Bit Set Coped Mortise and Tenon Arched Door with Cope and Stile Bits Sash Door Arched Light Sash Door Raised Panel Raised Curved Panel Lipped Door Edge Lock Mortise Sliding Dovetail Drawers Section 9: Routing with Templates Internal Cut Curve with Template Flush-Trimming Tight Curves Internal Rabbet with Template Corner Shelf Scalloped Top Section 10: Special Shaping Operations Fluting Pilaster with Handheld Router Small Stock on Router Table Fluted Quarter Columns Dishing Routing a Dished Tabletop About the Author: Lonnie Bird is a master woodworker and teacher who has written numerous furniture making and woodworking books for The Taunton Press. He has also been a a contributing editor for Fine Woodworking Magazine and American Woodworker.
Freud's exclusive Quadra-Cut Beading Bits cut a precise radius with a step on either side, the perfect combination of tactile softness and visual definition. The 4 cutter Quadra-Cut design provides the smoothest cuts possible. You'll get crisp, clean edges every time, even with cross-grain cuts in difficult materials.Beading bit applications: Create decorative bead edges.Cuts all composition materials, plywoods, hardwoods, and softwoods.Use on hand-held and table-mounted portable routers.Note: 53971-should be used with a minimum 2-1/2HP router (3HP and up is better) at a max of 12,000 RPMs.
Plywood is usually thinner than the nominal measurements indicate. As a result, regular size bits usually don't cut a tight-fitting dado. Fortunately, undersized dado bits like these will help your joinery fit perfectly, resulting in stronger assemblies and nearly invisible joint lines. This set includes the three most common sizes of straight bits for undersized plywood: 23/32" for 3/4" plywood, 31/64" for 1/2" plywood, and 15/64" for 1/4" plywood.
These accessory cutters are used to convert the Freud 99-762 Shaker Stile and Rail Router Bit set (44317, sold separately) into a double-sided door set. Ideal for projects where both sides of the door will be regularly exposed: shutters, decorative passageway doors, entertainment centers and more. To use, thread the cutter with the bearing and shank assembly into the shank of the coping cutter for 44317 to define the rail ends. The single cutter goes on the other side of the slot cutter for 44317 to define the beveled edge profile on both stiles and rails. Use with the 99-762 Premier Adjustable Rail & Stile Shaker Door Set (44317, sold separately) to allow for double profile doors with variable thicknesses and long tenonsPerfectly matching profile from front to backBit feature Freud's Perma-Shield coating to reduce heat, pitch build-up and rustTiCo Hi-Density carbide maximizes bit life and finish quality