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This article is from issue 110 of Woodcraft Magazine
Make your most capable tool even more versatile
Be sure to include your router on your gift-giving list this year. It does a lot of hard work for you, so reward it with…well, more work. But with these accessories, you can make it work smarter, not harder.
I’ll admit that you’ll need a pretty big stocking in order to stuff some of these fine products. But your router or routers have been good all year and deserve special attention.
Jasper Butterfly Inlay Template
That iconic shape used to tame checks, create accents, and cover-up knots is easy to make with this tough acrylic template.
WoodRiver Router Corners
Sometimes it’s good to cut corners. And these jigs make it easy and repeatable to rout 12 different radii on your projects.
WoodRiver Jig Making template
It’s a jig for making jigs. Use this template for routing slots and keyholes for 1⁄4" T-bolts and handles in two styles. All your fixtures will look and work great.
WoodRiver Nonslip Pads
A nonslip pad keeps your work where you want it while you rout, without the use of clamps or vises. Plus, it’s easy to clean. Your router will love it.
Trend Router Pod
When you’re done routing, sit the king of the shop on its throne to power down while you move to the next task. Simple, safe, effective.
Oneida Dust Hood
The dustiest tool in the shop has met its match. This universal base for handheld routing catches dust at the source while you work. Molded from clear, polycarbonate plastic.
Boeshield Bit Cleaner
But when the build-up of resin, gum, and pitch on cutting edges makes your router bits seem duller than they actually are, spritz this simple solution to restore their clean-cutting profiles.
Grip Wire Brushes
Help keep your bits clean with these wire brushes. Their contoured grip and ergonomic design help you clear the grime from hard-to-reach corners.
Freud Adjustable Tongue-and-Groove Bit Set
Pair your router with a table to use these edge formers. The bit set produces perfectly fitting tongue & groove joints for myriad projects in myriad sizes and styles.
Freud Rabbet Bit Set
One bit to rout them all. All the rabbets, that is. With three interchangeable bearings for routing various widths, this set will earn its spot in your bit collection.
Kreg Router Setup Bars
These bars make setting bit depth simple, fast, and accurate. Plus, they’re made from soft aluminum to prevent knicking your bits’ cutting edge.
CMT Router Collet Extension
Give your router reach. Sometimes your work requires a little more depth than your router can accommodate. This handy extension adds up to 2 1⁄2"
Whiteside Steel Collet Reducer, 3⁄8"
Don’t limit yourself or your router. This reducer grants you more bit options beyond the standard 1⁄4" and 1⁄2" shanks.
Woodworking with the Router
Many woodworkers consider this complete tome to be the router bible. The book bursts with valuable information; the essential techniques and jigs held within will improve your routing.
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