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Bill Hylton's Ultimate Guide to the Router Table

The router table opens up a whole new globe of making use of the router that merely can’t be done using it any other way. Procedures such as side profiling, making mouldings, cutting lock-miter joints, box joints, rabbets, grooves, splined miters, utilizing design templates, pin transmitting and also extra could be done making use of a router table.

Item Summary

The very first driver’s guidebook for the router table: If you don’t have a router table in your store yet, you should! The router table opens up a whole new globe of utilizing the router that merely can’t be done using it otherwise.

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Operations such as side profiling, making mouldings, cutting lock-miter joints, box joints, rabbets, grooves, splined miters, utilizing design templates, pin transmitting and also extra can be done making use of a router table.

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Using this publication, you’ll discover fundamental router-table understanding, security issues, setup fundamentals, feed instructions and work surface control. You’ll discover regarding details procedures one-of-a-kind to the router table and how to do them safely.

Concerning the Writer

He is a reknowned authority on the usage of the router and router table. His publication, Router Magic, is the successful router book of all time (Bookscan RTD sales 18,718 duplicates).

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Information

This probably the most effective publication (127 pp) on router tables and their use that I have actually come across. One of the best attributes are the countless pictures to highlight the various tips and also approaches of doing things.

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About 1/4 (47PP) is dedicated to establishing and also basic use of the table. The remainder of the publication contains approaches and pointers using various bits to cut profiles, various joints, using design templates as well as frame as well as panel fundamentals.

Unlike several other publications it does not throw away any kind of web pages by examining various routers or router tables, rather it concentrates on tips for using the router table various sets up. You can google for a table of tabulation and also example pages.

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I got this book thinking I would construct my own router table. Hylton supplied a whole lot of options, with explanations of the applications, advantages, and constraints of each. Because I have so little space in the tiny shed I pretend is my “store,” I saw that I could not perhaps use several of the larger tables, even if some had provided me one.

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I recognized I may desire to take my router table to our apartment or condos to make use of there. The table had to be type of portable. Years ago I had actually made use of a much less effective router, with 1/4" collet, under a low-cost Craftsman table.

It was great for the job I had to do. I wanted to utilize more of the router’s capacity, and I had an effective tradesperson’s Porter-Cable router. So I wanted an excellent table. I loved reading about the various tables; and also the shade images and images couldn’t be beat for clearness and interest.

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So, after researching Hylton’s publication, and after reading recommendations on different readily avaible tables, I bought a Bosch router table. I obtained it hardly utilized for simply $100, and also the fellow threw in a set of 19 1/2" little bits.

THE SURPRISE!

Second, the information in this book in fact allowed me to buy the Bosch table with the guarantee that it would certainly be ideal for me. Tird, Hylton shows how to set up and adjust the table— which I did with the Bosch. If Hylton’s “Ultimate Guide to the Router Table” has a weak point, it is that it presents no strategies for any tables, just a few photos of numerous tables.

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