A router is a tool which is used for getting the hollow cut out for any hard surface like wood, metal or even the plastic. There are lot many things which can be performed using one Wood Router. In this article, we will understand the basic functioning, types, and the many tasks which can be performed using this router.
What does a Wood Router do
In a router construction, there is an electric motor-driven spindle which makes it compatible for many wood works. This versatile nature of the Wood Router makes it a favorite tool among all the works-men. But not many people are aware of the uses of the Router.
There are two types of Router; one is the fixed base router, and the other one is the plunge base motor. With both the router models, you can bring out the best creative ideas on the wood. Following are the different works which can be tried out using the Wood Router:
Create Smooth Round Edge
For the tables, you can opt for the round edges instead of the usual square ones. Also, the rounded edges give more appealing look compared to the square. You can also keep the children safe from the sharp or pointed table corners.
To get this done for your table, just attach the Wood Router bit to the collet of the router and lock it firmly. Then set the depth of the bit, and start the router to make an elegant round edge.
Alphabet and Numerical Designs
Looking out for a way to create numbers or any business logo, then it is possible with the help of a Wood Router. For this, you need to first draw the design on the wood piece. Accordingly get all the bits including the square end, v-groove, round nose to get started with the designing. Here you can use the decorative edging bit for making the design look more beautiful.
For Raised Panel Doors
Raised panel doors can look perfect for your bookshelves. Even the old cabinet doors can be replaced with raised panel doors. This task is a bit advanced but possible with patience, time, and some prior routing experience.
Other Additional Tasks
There are many other processes which can be done using one wood router. You can trim wood, cut screw heads, drill smooth holes, and many others. Get those fine rabbet and groove joints done with the help of a router.
These are the various tasks which can be performed using a Wood Router. We can add much more options in the list, but this is pretty good for a beginner to get started with the router. Till then, you can follow us on HomeFrik for regular post feeds!