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The Best Cordless Routers and Why You Need One

These powerful trim routers make it easy to cut the cord

The Case for the Compact Router

Is it worth it to buy a compact trim router? Here's what we think.


Hinged Router Fence

To make this pivoting router fence, just drill a 1/2-inch diameter hole in one end of your existing fence and...


O-Ringed Router Bits

Use rubber O-rings to help you position router bit shafts the right depth in the collet. Use 5/32-in. dia. O-rings


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How to Sharpen a Router Bit

If your router bit isn't cutting as cleanly as it used to, this video is for you.