When it comes to making furniture, we tend to use similar tools and setups for every project. If I were building a lot of plywood cabinets, you can bet I’d have a table saw dedicated to cutting dados and grooves. Thankfully, I don’t make many plywood cabinets. Table saw aside, the router is another tool that tends to be used for repeated operations, project after projects. And unlike a table saw, it’s a little more likely that you will have two or more routers on hand and so it’s certainly possible to dedicate one to a single task.
The only router I use for a dedicated task is my small trim router. I keep a little 1/8″ roundover bit in there since that’s something I need to use on just about every project as I ease the sharp edges and give it a finished look. It’s nice to know that the router is already set up and ready to roll at a moment’s notice.
So how about you. Do you have any dedicated router setups?
This poll was created by Tom Iovino of TomsWorkbench.com.