Print Friendly and PDF

What is the Right Direction for Router?

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to using a router, specifically as concerns the right direction for routing.

09/02/2020

Do you go in the direction of the router bit or against it? Do you follow the grain of the wood? Many beginner DIY enthusiasts get a bit confused when it comes to using a router and the correct way to rout along edges. So much confusion that many tend to put off routing projects. I came across the video below and for a change, it made it very easy to understand the correct way to rout.

If you're new to routing or have just bought yourself a router - no matter the model, take a look at the video below that explains how to know in which direction to rout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a Router?

When hosting our DIY Divas Full Day Workshops, we introduce those attending to using a router, and it is apparent that not many beginner DIY enthusiasts actually know what a router is or what it does. In this article, we offer an easy explanation for why and when you  would need to use a router.

Bosch POF 1400 ACE Router available at Builders Warehouse

A router is a power tool that is used for cutting slots and grooves, trimming board and laminate, creating edge profiles for joints or joinery, and to add a decorative finish to your DIY furniture projects. The router itself accepts different router bits that give this tool its versatility across a wide scope of DIY and woodworking projects.

 

 

CONTINUES BELOW

 

 

 

When would you use a Router?

If you are a beginner or advanced DIY enthusiast, a router gives you the ability to perform various basic woodworking tasks:

- Cut slots and grooves

- Add a decorative edge to tops

- Trim laminate for perfect edges

No one tool can be said to be as versatile as a router, particularly when you consider the wide and varied range of router bits that can be used with the tool. A router allows you to be more creative with your projects and also apply a finishing that gives home DIY projects a professional look. Click here for more information on the various router bits you can use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which Direction to use a Router?

 

 

back to top