A router is a must-have tool for DIY projects with a wide range of applications to transform any work piece.

What to use a router for:

Use your router for cutting, trimming and shaping, decorative work, laminate trimming and edge profiling, as well as hollowing out an area in the face of a piece of wood. You can use it on wood, metal and plastic. Routers have interchangeable bits, like a drill, and there’s a very large choice for decorative effects as well as joinery.

Hint: Always keep the wood on the left-hand side of the router and push the router forwards. It is dangerous to have the wood on the opposite side as the router might be wrenched from your grip. This is because of the direction of rotation of the router.