Part II – What Is A Router Table Used For?

In the precious part, we have detail talks about a few functions of a router table such as:

  • Box joinery and Dovetail
  • Working with long, small or narrow stock
  • Utilizing a router table like a jointer
  • Edge trimming and template work

We have found out how effective of a router table in keeping a piece of stock stay firmly and stably to cut without any dangerous like when woodworkers use a handheld router or a table saw in addition to making smooth, flat and square surface during trimming edges, so forth and so on. In this part, we will come into the rest benefits which are:

  • Grooves, slots and dadoes
  • Stopped cuts
  • Lock-miter, finger joints and drawer lock
  • Making raised panel doors

Grooves, Slots And Dadoes

In trade, a router table also plays in essential role in cutting slots, dadoes, grooves, mortises, tenons and sliding dovetails. It will make you amazing on what it can be accomplished just with some basic router bits and a router table, particularly if you get multiple identical parts to cut, those fundamental woodworking operations can be greatly speeded up by only this useful tool.

Stopped Cuts

Among a lot of kinds of woodworking processes, they are all asking for stopped cuts which are the cuts not continuing for the whole stock’s length. Like a chamfer, these cuts are able to be decorative, which starts and end at one particular point on the table leg.

On the other hand, the stopped cuts that is performed by a router table with just a few seconds to install can be functional based on the half blind dovetail pin or mortise while by a table saw or a handheld router, it is rather dangerous, not only lack of accuracy. On the other hand, the stopped cuts also are carried out in a much easier way through installing a Rockler router table fence because the positioning of stops is rather fast and easy thanks to its T-slotted fence facing to create the repeatable and perfect cuts.

Lock-miter, Finger Joints And Drawer Lock

There is a lot of particular joinery operations are made by a router table, which on the contrary, will be very hard to perform if it is not possible. Lock-miter, finger joints and drawer lock are 3 typical instances for bits which are made to strictly combine with a router table and become hard, even at some times, the joinery method is unreliable because of the quickness, accuracy and durability work.

An interlocking miter which is both aligns perfectly the joint and rises hugely how a surprisingly difficult miter joint performs as well as how durable of it is cut by a lock miter router bit. One more difficulty in joinery task is to join drawer box members by drawer lock bits which give you a fast and convenient replacement to the traditional dovetail joints to make a trustful and exactly square drawer as well as many different box shapes.

For those who used to run out ideas for the nest projects with a router table, you can find out a lot of more if you spend a little bit time searching and learning about router technique and safety information in depth and in any choices from DVD collection as well as Router Book of Rockler.

A 3rd dimension will be added to the wood joining arsenal by a finger joint with whom, woodworkers are able to tackle one of best difficulties in joinery processes of all, taking part in boards end to end. The accurately mating fingers which are cut by a finger joint bit make both an adequate gluing surface and long grain joining.

Making Raised Panel Doors

This woodworking process is only carried out by a router table because the bits have huge diameter bits to take off a wonderful material deal in only 1 pass and a router table is, of course, keeping more safety than when using a handheld router.

Last but not least, this device also helps to raise panel doors which are involved in easing the procedure. Even if you have never ever made a frame before, just a few minutes learning, you can make a beautiful one for you.

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