Woodworking Woodworking Routers

Go a cut above with a new woodworking router

One of the most useful tools in anyone’s workshop, especially one that's part of a larger professional outfit, is a woodworking router.

Incredibly versatile, woodworking routers are used by carpenters and craftsmen around the world to round over sharp edges and carve slotted holes. Although considered woodworking equipment by most, these tools can also be used in a wide variety of other functional and decorative applications such as fluting, dovetail joinery, custom signs, finger joints, trim cuts, moulding cuts, dadoes, rabbets and more.

Because they can be used in so many ways, routers are available in two main types, each with their own different strengths and weaknesses, called plunge and fixed base. A plunge router has the ability to move up and down on the base as you use it. Meanwhile, a fixed base router stays situated in one area and does not move up and down.

In addition to plunge vs. fixed base, you should also pay attention to the collet size, variable speeds and horsepower when choosing a woodworking router on eBay.

What are router axis types?

You can buy a new 3-axis, 4-axis or 5-axis router machine online on eBay every day, giving you plenty of flexibility when it comes to outfitting your workspace. With so many woodworking options from which to choose, as well as metal engraving machines, you can be ready to work on a variety of projects and designs.

Whether you work for a major furniture-making company, are part of a construction or interior design business or run your own show out of a studio, garage or other workspace, having a router upon which you can rely time after time can be the difference between shoddy craftsmanship and beautifully sculpted pieces. If you're ready to add your next favourite, dependable tool to your setup, check out the huge selection of woodworking routers available online every day on eBay.