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Router Table Basics

Perhaps the most versatile power tool in the Wood Shop, a tabletop router is essentially a big electric motor fitted with a collet that holds a cutting head (bit), a router runs uni-directionally and (often) at variable speed (the router is the machine, the bit is the tool). Learn how to safely use the machine and tools in this 4-hour workshop, including properly setting up the table and exchanging bits. Gain lots of hands-on experience and build a sweet box in the process!

***Looking for a class on how to use a CNC Router? This is a very different tool! We offer a CNC Router Basics class as well, check out our class catalog for a list of all the current postings.

Router table and a selection of router bits, including Straight bits for rabbet and dado cuts, Round-over for the hinged lid, Dovetail for corner embellishment and Flush-trim for cleanup. Lumber is provided by ADX; project boxes are made out of hardwoods and include walnut splines.

This is a great follow-up class to Intro to Wood.  If you are already familiar with a majority of the equipment in the Wood Shop but are looking for experience specifically with the router table, this is the class for you, too!  Questions about prerequisites should be directed to

Classes are limited to 4 students to ensure lots of hands-on time with the tools and personal attention from the instructor. If the class is sold out but you’re still interested in this particular class, we can add your name to a waitlist and will contact you if a ticket becomes available. Email for more information.

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February 28, 2018 6:00 PM
February 28, 2018 10:00 PM
ADX Portland
417 SE 11th Ave
Portland OR United States
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(503) 915-4342

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