ROUTERS 101: Pro Tips for Getting Started With Handheld Routers

In this video we dive into ALL THINGS ROUTERS. We cover all the things you need, the things you don’t need. Why purchase certain types of routers and when to use different router setups. I hope this video helps give you a general overview on handheld routers for the professional millwork installer.

Dewalt 20v Compact Router – https://amzn.to/47ZPheX (Amazon – Earns Commissions)
DEWALT Plunge Base For Compact Router – https://amzn.to/4bp5tcq (Amazon – Earns Commissions)

Festool OF1400 Router – https://amzn.to/49h3epW (Amazon – Earns Commissions)

Festool OF1010 Router – https://amzn.to/3SrCjRm (Amazon – Earns Commissions)
Festool 486058 Edging Plate – https://amzn.to/3HIJ8Jl (Amazon – Earns Commissions)
Festool 486242 Chip Deflector – https://amzn.to/3HIbdR6 (Amazon – Earns Commissions)

Dewalt DW618 Router Kit – https://amzn.to/4bkiHY9 (Amazon – Earns Commissions)

Powertec Universal Compact Router Base Plate – https://amzn.to/3HKnWTl (Amazon – Earns Commissions)
Powertec Mid Size Universal Router Base Plate – https://amzn.to/3vZ1bse (Amazon – Earns Commissions)

POWERTEC 71166 Short Shank Guide Bushing and Nut, 5/8-Inch – https://amzn.to/484ig1f (Amazon – Earns Commissions)
POWERTEC 71222 Router Template Guide Bushing Tall 5/8 O.D. – https://amzn.to/42mCSRd (Amazon – Earns Commissions)

00:00 – Start
00:10 – Dedicated VS General Use Routers
02:52 – Why So Many Routers???
03:41 – Router Accessory Organization Is Key
04:53 – Router Kits – Great For Site Work
06:08 – Cordless VS Corded Routers
06:58 – ROUTER BASES: Fixed vs Plunge
07:42 – Which Router & Base Should I Use???
10:24 – Plunge Base Router Advantages
13:01 – General Rule for Fixed Base vs Plunge Base
13:48 – Router Collets
14:47 – Router Bit Shanks: 1/4 vs 1/2
16:05 – How to Install a Router Bit
18:34 – Router Base Plates!!!
21:17 – Universal Base Plates & Guide Bushings: GET SOME!!!
22:37 – Guide Bushings: What Not to Do!!!
24:46 – Guide Bushings: What do you actually need???
25:49 – What Router Should You Buy???

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Author: Rich