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Routers & grinders

Routing

This woodworking tool allows users to cut shapes from large sheets of wood. Generally, cutting round templates, also shaping the edges of wood.

Grinding

A handheld grinder is used for cutting, grinding and polishing. Use of different discs allow for the different applications.

  • Routers

    Routers

  • Grinding

    Grinding

Routers

A Router is a tool used to hollow out an area in the face of a piece of wood. The Routing bit, used to bore the hole in the workface, is height-adjustable to allow depth control through an opening in the base. Router bits come in hundreds of varieties to create either decorative effects or joinery aids. Control of the router is derived from a handle or knob on each side of the device, or by the more recently developed “D-handle”. View all routers

The anatomy of a router

Router
  1. 1
    Lock-On button for the On/Off switch
  2. 2
    Depth stopLevel to stop router so as not to drill too deep into material.
  3. 3
    HandlesFor controlled movement of router.
  4. 4
    On/Off switch
  5. 5
    Dust boot
  6. 6
    Base plate
  7. 7
    Bolts to adjust guide rods
  8. 8
    Router bit
  9. 9
    Power cord
  10. 10
    Depth of cut scale and adjustment knob.

Grinders

An Angle Grinder is a handheld power tool used for cutting, grinding and polishing materials such as metal, stone and concrete. The motor drives a geared head at a right-angle on which is mounted an abrasive disc that can be replaced when worn out. There are different kinds of disks that are used for various materials and tasks, such as cut-off disks (Diamond Blade), abrasive grinding disks, sanding disks, wirebrush wheels and polishing pads. view all grinders

The anatomy of a grinder

Grinder
  1. 1
    Auxiliary handleAdditional handle on the side of the grinder, to allow you to hold the tool safely.
  2. 2
    Spindle lock buttonTo lock the disc into the mechanism quickly.
  3. 3
    On/Off switch
  4. 4
    Clamping lever
  5. 5
    Grinding/cutting discWhere the disc sits, depending on application.
  6. 6
    Protection guardTo stop sparks and shards of material from hitting the user.
  7. 7
    Power cord