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Point the way to routing right

Use this simple tip to guide your router safely and confidently

When you’re using a router on the edge of a board, it can be challenging to know which way to move the router. You should always be moving against the rotation of the bit to maintain the best cut and control. But, how can you tell which way the bit rotates?

Here’s an easy tip. With your bit installed and the router turned off, place it on the piece you are cutting so that the bit is against the edge you want to rout. With your right hand, point your thumb at the edge, and your forefinger will point the way you should move the router. It’s a simple trick, but as long as you use your right hand, it works every time!