Router Accessories - Fine Woodworking Tool Guide

Router Accessories

Routers get much of their versatility from the wide assortment of bits, guides, and work tables that are available for them. Although many jigs and fixtures can be made in the shop, sophisticated accessories are readily available from a variety of manufacturers. What
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  • 4 Jigs for a Fixed-Base Router4 Jigs for a Fixed-Base Router

    by Marc Adams

    A fixed-base router will likely be the first one you buy, and it's idea for use with a variety of jigs. From a simple straightedge with a flip-up fence to a shopmade ...

  • Tool Test: Router LiftsTool Test: Router Lifts

    by Roland Johnson

    Changing router bits and adjusting the height are two things you'll do a lot when using a router table. Both tasks can be frustrating, requiring you to reach under ...

  • Tool Test: Router TablesTool Test: Router Tables

    by Roland Johnson

    Mounted in a table, a router can spin out perfect sliding dovetails, and tenons that fit their mortises straight from the table. You can also rout more consistent ...

  • Dado Jig Tackles Shelves of Any ThicknessVideo: Dado Jig Tackles Shelves of Any Thickness

    with Steve Scott

    Learn how this fully adjustable, easy-to-use jig works

  • Heavy-Duty Plunge RoutersHeavy-Duty Plunge Routers

    by Gregory Paolini

    3-hp routers have the raw power needed to cut great mortises, profile edges, shape wood to a template, cut dadoes and rabbets, and more. But because these routers ...

  • A Guide to Guide BushingsA Guide to Guide Bushings

    by Gregory Paolini

    A router equipped with a guide bushing is often the simplest way to make accurate and repeatable router cuts. Used with simple shopmade templates, bushings make ...

  • Jointer Tables Should Be Both Parallel and FlatQ & A: Jointer Tables Should Be Both Parallel and Flat

    by Roland Johnson

  • Leigh To Offer New Dovetail JigsLeigh To Offer New Dovetail Jigs

    by Roland Johnson

    Less-expensive materials and a slimmed-down feature set keep the price tag low

  • Dovetail JigsDovetail Jigs

    by Anissa Kapsales

    Router dovetail jigs can help you cut strong and attractive dovetails with speed and ease. While the initial set up is often fussy, it takes very little time to ...

  • Sorting Out Straight Router BitsSorting Out Straight Router Bits

    by Jeff Miller

    Two flutes or one, spiral or straight, bearing guided? Discover the best bits for any routing task.

  • Festool Joinery System Takes on MortisesVideo: Festool Joinery System Takes on Mortises

    with Asa Christiana

    New joinery system combines the strength of mortise-and-tenon joints with the ease of a biscuit joiner

  • Tool Test: Routers for Router TablesTool Test: Routers for Router Tables

    by Roland Johnson

    Mounting a router in a table gives precise control over a wide variety of work, using bits that would otherwise be too big to use safely, and allowing the use of ...

  • Basics of a Half-Blind Dovetail JigVideo: Basics of a Half-Blind Dovetail Jig

    with Fred Sotcher

    After testing seven popular models, we show you how to set one up to cut drawer dovetails

  • Tool Test: Dovetail JigsTool Test: Dovetail Jigs

    by Tim Albers

    A clean, snug-fitting row of dovetails is a hallmark of fine craftsmanship. That's one reason why there are more than 20 different dovetail jigs on the market, ...

  • Top Picks in Dovetail JigsVideo: Top Picks in Dovetail Jigs

    with Tim Albers

    Find out the best features to look for when shopping for a router dovetail jig based on our review of 11 popular models

Product Finder: Related Products

Woodtek - 966-007 Router Table

Easily and accurately adjusted by means of a crank handle inserted through the top

JessEm - Clear-Cut Precision Stock Guides

(1 user review)

Better hold-down for router tables

M.POWER Tools - CRB7 MK3 Multi-Purpose Router Base

Can be configured to rout arcs, small and large circles, and both centered and off-center mortises

Woodpeckers Inc. - PRP-4 Router Table

Solid-phenolic top, 27 in. wide by 43 in. long

JessEm - Rout-R-Lift II Complete Table System

Includes the lift, the Mast-R-Top, Rout-R-Fence, a sturdy stand, a power switch, and featherboards

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