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xx   TOOL

Buyer's guide to plunge router. Features to look for.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.4#5) pg. 32

Buyer's guide to plunge routers. A description of what to look for, ratings of 30 commercial models, "editors' choice" recommendations, and an explanation of how manufacturers' horsepower ratings relate to real-world performance.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #33 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 36
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #35 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 6

Buyer's guide to routers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #41 1995 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 58

Buyer's guide to routers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #48 1996 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 62

Buyer's guide to both fixed-base and plunge routers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #55 1997 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 28

Buyer's guide to fixed-base and plunge routers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #62 1998 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 114

Shop test of five midsize plunge routers. Advice on important features.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #67 Aug 1998 pg. 34

Buyer's guide to fixed base and plunge routers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #69 1999 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 130

Annual buyer's guide to routers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #76 Fall-Winter 1999 pg. 104

How to buy a router.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #83 Fall-Winter 2000 pg. 85

How to buy a router.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #90 Nov 2001 pg. 92

The router. Part 1. The basics of this versatile tool.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1979 (v.3#1) pg. 76

The router. Part 2. Buying a router. What to look for and what you will find.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1979 (v.3#2) pg. 44

Router. Part 1. Advice on buying routers, bits and accessories. Basic router operations both on and off the router table.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1982 (v.6#2) pg. 43

Getting the most from your router. Part 3. Using the router to cut woodworking joints.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 53

Choosing a router. A general discussion of points to be considered when making a purchase.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 38

The highly-capable router. Tips on discovering all the capabilities of this versatile tool. Looks at the router, bits, cutters, and accessories.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1990 (v.13#12) pg. 22

Shop tests of nine plunge routers.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1993 (v.16#11) pg. 32

Shop test of 9 midsize multipurpose plunge routers.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1998 (v.21#8) pg. 34

How to use a router to achieve professionalism.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #78 Feb 1964 (v.14#1) pg. 26

What you should know about routers. Text and photos show adjustments and techniques.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #131 Dec 1971 (v.21#9) pg. 46

A look at the router, how it works, bits and cutters, how to handle it and a description of how to make basic cuts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #156 Sep 1974 (v.24#7) pg. 52

Product review of the Wen Model 1700K5 router kit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #174 Aug 1976 (v.26#6) pg. 20

Rockwell Model 46, Type 1 economy router reviewed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #176 Oct 1976 (v.26#8) pg. 30

Using tools. Routers. Part 1.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 12

Using tools. Routers. Part 2.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #237 Mar 1983 (v.33#3) pg. 12

Best router tips that help you do more projects.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #257 Mar 1985 (v.35#3) pg. 84

Basic router how-to.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #282 Oct 1987 (v.37#8) pg. 8

Routers. A complete course in how to use the home woodworker's most versatile power tool. Includes plans for building a router table.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #293 Nov-Dec 1988 (v.38#9) pg. 50

Using power tools for better, faster, easier results. (1) Circular saw. (2) Drill. (3) Router. (4) Jigsaw (saber saw). (5) Belt sander.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #319 Jun 1991 (v.41#6) pg. 25
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #337 Apr 1993 (v.43#4) pg. 32

Router basics. How to choose the right router and a summary of basic operating techniques.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #370 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.46#7) pg. 13

Tip: File a flat spot on your circular router base. This allows you to make a second pass that is 1/32" displaced from the original.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 26

Plunge routers. Surveying the current crop, from the speedy flyweights to the rugged heavyweights. Twenty nine different models compared.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #71 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 78

Laminate-trimmer survey. Seven different models of these special routers are tested and compared. Includes tips on their use.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #95 Apr-May 1995 pg. 54

One man tells which three power tools are the most important to have in the shop of a serious woodworker.
FINE WOODWORKING #1 Winter 1975 pg. 36

How to make your own replacement light bulbs for an older Stanley router equipped with the 18-volt bulbs.
FINE WOODWORKING #32 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 18

Three router-powered setups for precision work. (1) Combination saw, shaper, & jointer. (2) Duplicating lathe. (3) Miniature pin router. Ideal for 1/12 scale miniature modeling.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 58

Plunge routers. A comparison of the top three Japanese imports and a new machine from Europe.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 56
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 10

Tip on lubricating plunge routers.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 6

Adapt your standard router to function like a plunge router.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 10

Big plunge routers. A user test and buyers guide to 22 models.
FINE WOODWORKING #97 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 46
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 8, 10

Simple, accurate method for marking the mounting holes when attaching a router to a jig or router-table insert.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 16
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 4 (Alternative method)

Laminate trimmers. Small, light routers that outdo larger machines for hinge mortising, round overs, and surface repairs. Advice on selection and use.
FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 62

Shopping for a router. Tips on choosing and using a router and accessories.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 60

Router tips. Tool selection and freehand routing.
HOME MECHANIX #730 Feb 1989 (v.85) pg. 22
Correction HOME MECHANIX #733 May 1989 (v.85) pg. 9

Router power. A shop course in the basics of using this super tool.
HOME MECHANIX #731 Mar 1989 (v.85) pg. 38
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #733 May 1989 (v.85) pg. 8

Shop-tool basics. Part 3. Routers. Basic operations, cutters. accessories, etc.
HOMEOWNER May 1986 (v.11#4) pg. 69

The router and how to use it.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #466 Mar 1967 (v.63) pg. 140

A description of two new machines that carve wood for the hobbyist the way bigger units do for the furniture industry. The standard Hobbi-Carv, the Hobbi-Carve II and their accessories are described.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #595 Dec 1977 (v.73) pg. 86

Tips on getting maximum use from a router.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 82

Portable drill and stand make a good router.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1963 (v.119#1) pg. 184

Router produces glass-smooth lathe turnings semi-automatically.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1964 (v.121#1) pg. 184

How to turn pro with a router. Suggestions for practice and templates which will improve your results.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1967 (v.128#4) pg. 188

Router know-how. Part 1. The router, router bits and accessories. Installing cutters, direction of feed, cutting grooves and dadoes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1972 (v.138#6) pg. 156

Router know-how. Part 2. How to cut decorative edges, create circular work, handle plastic laminates, make dovetail joints, do temple or freehand routing and make drop-leaf table joint.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1973 (v.139#1) pg. 138
Correction POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1973 (v.139#3) pg. 8

Workshop minicourse. Router basics.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1978 (v.150#5) pg. 140

A craftsman's secrets for using a router.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1982 (v.158#4) pg. 114

Workshop minicourse. Jointing edges without a jointer. Part 2. Using a router.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1985 (v.162#8) pg. 46

Hitch a router to a lathe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1963 (v.183#2) pg. 116

Buyer's guide to portable electric routers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1963 (v.183#6) pg. 178

Replacing one knob with a saw handle to provide more control.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1964 (v.185#2) pg. 86

Nineteen smart tricks with a router.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1967 (v.191#1) pg. 140

Monster routers. What is available in half-inch (0.5") routers and tips on their use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1987 (v.231#5) pg. 111
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1988 (v.232#1) pg. 6

Product review and tests of eight variable-speed plunge routers.
SHOPNOTES #30 Nov 1996 (v.5) pg. 10

Routers. What you should know before you buy. A companion article gives the test results of the 8 best-selling routers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #1 Sep-Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 56, 53

Plunge routers. What is available and tips on their use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #21 Feb 1988 (v.5#1) pg. 34

Tip: Mark your routers to show the "tightening direction".
WOOD MAGAZINE #25 Oct 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 20

Routers. How to select the right model for your shop.
WOOD MAGAZINE #33 Feb 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 64

Plunge routers. Buyer's guide to 22 machines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 62

Tool-buyer's roundup. Important buying points and charts of features for cordless drills, drill presses, jointers, portable belt sanders, routers, scroll saws, table saws, and thickness planers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #56 Nov 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 64

Routers for table mounting. A buyer's guide and user test of six routers suitable for upside down mounting.
WOOD MAGAZINE #81 Sep 1995 (v.12#6) pg. 56

Midsized plunge routers. A description of their capabilities and report on tests of 10 models.
WOOD MAGAZINE #99 Oct 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 58

Midsized, fixed-base routers. A comparison with plunge routers and advice on features to consider when buying one, based on tests of nine models.
WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 70

Trim routers or laminate trimmers. Advice on using these one-handed tools to perform tasks too small for full-size routers. A shop test of 9 different models.
WOOD MAGAZINE #113 Mar 1999 (v.16#2) pg. 72

Routers with clout. User test of eight routers rated at 3 hp or more.
WOOD MAGAZINE #126 Sep 2000 (v.17#6) pg. 68

User test of six mid-size routers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #138 Dec 2001 (v.18#9) pg. 84

A buyer's guide to standard (not plunge-type) routers in the 1 to 1.5 H.P. range. Six different models are compared.
WOODSMITH #31 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 16

Tip: Different locking system replaces the "sharp" thumb screw found on a particular Sears router.
WOODSMITH #32 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 3

Tip: Use fiberglass screening to keep debris from falling into the fan blades on a Sears router.
WOODSMITH #34 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 3

Router problems. Advice on overcoming a variety of common difficulties encountered when using a router. Looks at cutting problems, tool design problems, etc.
WOODWORK #5 Spring 1990 pg. 76

Your first router. A guide to understanding and choosing a versatile tool.
WOODWORK #19 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 42

Router-safety tip to ensure the power cord is unplugged before changing a bit.
WOODWORK #44 Apr 1997 pg. 4

Take the plunge. Part 1. How a light-duty router can work at considerable depth. How to use templates to fabricate a slanted desk-top bookrack.
WOODWORKER #1049 Apr 1981 (v.85) pg. 214

Decorative work with the router. Using the beam trammel or circle scribing attachment, plus a selection of cutters, to produce a variety of decorative work.
WOODWORKER #1050 May 1981 (v.85) pg. 308

Routing: the full story. An in-depth guide to buying and using the router. Includes: (1) Sharpening bits. (2) Jig for routing small pieces. (3) Making a router stand with storage drawers. (4) A router table which clamps to a workbench. (5) A custom-made storage box for the router. (6) Dovetailing jig.
WOODWORKER #1088 Jul 1984 (v.88) pg. 417

Tip: Use a nylon stocking "filter" to keep dust and chips out of router.
WOODWORKER Jul 1987 (v.91#7) pg. 582

Routers and routing. What to look for in a router, useful accessories, bits, sharpening, etc.
WOODWORKER Nov 1988 (v.92#11) pg. 968

Modifying the depth stop on a Black & Decker BD780 plunge router to allow the depth to be set accurately to 0.05mm instead of only 1/8".
WOODWORKER Aug 1994 (v.98#8) pg. 80

The beginning woodworker. The minimal workshop. How to get the most from a portable circular saw and portable router.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1981 (v.5#2) pg. 12

Beginning woodworker. A guide for choosing your first router.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 16

Beginning woodworker. Basic router operations.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1986 (v.10#5) pg. 18

Guide to routers. Look at router types, jigs to make and buy, basic techniques, etc.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 62

Router fundamentals. Router types, collets, bits, cutting, and safety tips.
WORKBENCH #254 Jul-Aug 1999 (v.55#4) pg. 62