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The sheer brute strength of a circular or table saw can cut even the toughest piece of hardwood in your workshop
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But sometimes brute strength is not enough, and there are some things that these power saws just can’t do. If you want to add some grooves, intricate edges, and other designs to a workpiece, then you definitely need a tool called a router. Any woodworker worth his salt owns one or more wood routers. Their main role in the workshop is to trim and smooth the rough edges of a piece of wood, but they are also amazingly versatile. Routers can be used to create decorative and fancy moldings. These tools can be used to produce rabbets and dadoes, as...