When it comes to getting the most from your plunge router, it makes sense to go a routing guru like Gregory Paolini. He has more routers than most woodworkers, and he's mastered the techniques. For this article, you need to be familiar with the basics of router operation. You'll learn what features to look for in a plunge router, such as adequate power, and what type of plunge mechanism, baseplate, and bits to buy. You'll also get tips on how to set the depth, use an edge guide, and cut dadoes, angled cuts, curves, and multiples. Go beyond the basics and really put your router to work.

From Fine Woodworking #229