22 May. 1975|
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Woodworker's Journal Editor-in-Chief Rob Johnstone prefers his Craftsman router combo kit and Festool trim router to the others in his workshop.
At first blush, confronted by the variety of routers from which to choose my dynamic duo, I felt a bit daunted. So for my workhorse router, in the last year or so, I have found myself reaching for a mid-sized machine.
But the crux of solving the challenge revolved around the various woodworking tasks I use my routers for in my day-to-day shop routine.
Using a router paired with a template to machine perfectly matching components is an invaluable process in making furniture. In fact, I have used a Craftsman combo kit that combines a mid-size router motor with a plunge base and a fixed-base.
It is hands down the most effortless router I have ever used, this thing cuts like butter and makes work enjoyable.
And, while I generally prefer to plow dadoes and rabbets on my table saw, there are times when a router is the more practical choice.
To be fair, if I had spent more time using the new category of palm and compact routers, like the Bosch Colt and the offerings from DeWALT and PORTER-CABLE, they may have been tops on my list.