Beginner masters who have just begun to get involved in such an interesting and difficult business as making furniture and other wood products are often lost and can not understand what kind of tools they need in this or that case. And to understand the rules of their operation completely independently is very problematic. We offer to read a brief instruction about one of the most woodworking tool in carpentry.

The main types of nozzles used when working with a wood millingĀ routerĀ and their purpose

How to Use a Router

There are only two main types of router, the division of which goes according to the place of their use:

  • Edgeband.
  • Slotted.

Each of these species has a wide range of subspecies used for different purposes. The main difference between the main types is that the first has a guide bearing that rests on the edge of the part and does not allow the blade blades to fall further than necessary. In the second form, this element is absent, so it can be used on any part of the product.

  • Profile.

Do not use to create elements responsible for the integrity or strength of the structure. Their purpose – the creation of purely decorative elements, decoration of the edges of the product.

  • Conical.

Most often used to smooth out sharp edges. They cut a rectangular edge at an angle of 45 degrees.

  • Kalevochnye.

As well as the previous version are used for smoothing corners. Cut the edge and turn it into a quarter-circle profile. The radius of the nozzle can vary from 3 mm to 1.6 cm.

  • Disk.

It is used when it is necessary to cut a straight groove with the same latitude along the entire length.

  • Folded.

Are necessary in cases of creating a rectangular edge along the edge of the product.

  • Galvanizing.

Bear in themselves a strictly decorative purpose, create rounded depressions along the edge.

The following cutters are classified as grooves:

  • Rectangular.

In the majority of videos about work, the use of these nozzles is shown by the hand milling cutter. With their help, they create even rectangular channels in the product. Used to create connecting grooves.

  • Galvanizing.

Cut out even channels with a rounded bottom. By and large they are used only for decorative purposes.

  • Triangular (V-shaped).

While working with a wood milling cutter with such a nozzle, smooth channels shaped like a triangle are cut out, the top of which is directed deep into the product. Better suited for cutting grooves on thin workpieces.

  • “Swallow’s Tail”

They cut channels, the bottom of which is wider than their upper part. With their help, very strong grooves are made.

After watching the video about the work with a hand-held router, you can easily figure out how to properly adjust the tool, how to adjust the depth of the landing and the location of its cutter. In addition, you will learn the safety rules, which must be observed during work. And now consider other important nuances.