How to Use a Handheld Router in 4 Easy Steps

Learn This New Skill in 4 Easy Steps

0:08 Tools & Materials
0:14 Step 1: Secure board
0:25 Step 2: Choose and install router bits
0:54 Step 3: Adjust router settings
1:03 Step 4: Begin routing

Give Your Projects a More Finished Look

Learn how to use a router to give your DIY projects a more finished look. It’s really not that hard once you practice a few times. Take proper mounting, operation and safety considerations to be on the way to a cleanly finished project or the perfectly styled edge for a piece of wood. For more videos like this, check out our Handheld Power Tool playlist:

Other Wood Router Bits and Accessories To Consider

    • a straight bit
    • a cove router bit
    • round-over bits
    • flush trim bit
    • fixed base attachment
    • plunge router base attachment
    • edge guide
    • router table
    • dust collection

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