Today most woodworking routers use an electric motor, but there are the few craftsmen that still believe in the old hand machining way of wood working is an art that they can not let be lost in the rush of today's electronic boom. Wood routers will always be advancing the complexity and uses of this amazing woodworking tool. With all the advances that have already been made I'm sure you can expect to see new wood routers on the market every day, with features we can not even dream of yet that will make to the outcome of tomorrows artfully crafted wood the Mona Lisa of tomorrow .
Woodworking routers have been around for many years. They assist craftsman in creating beautiful designs in cabinets, staircases, and doors, as well as many other woodworking projects. The basis of the woodworking router is a hand plane with a long fixed blade that extends past the main base of the tool. There are two kinds of woodworking routers the first is a fixed based wood router. Its main purpose is single-depth edge cuttings. It is best when doing multistage inside excavations like mortises The second type of wood router is a plunge router the main purpose of this tool is center cuts in a piece of wood. It is better than a fixed base router because you can easily adjust the blade as your working and still have a steady base.
There are three different types of cutters you can use all depending on the type of work your doing. The first is Flutted cutters; These are primarily used for edging and trimming wood in you project. The second type of cutter you can use is Profile cutters, these types of cutters are primarily used for painting and trimming the wood you are using. The third and final type of cutter is Helical cutter. It is used for materials that are easy to work with and can be used for edging trimming or drilling. These blades are mainly manufactured in three types of metals and are classified as HSS high speed steel or carbide tipped. These are mainly considered edge bits, non-edge bits or anti-kickback bits. Depending on the work you are going to be perfect u should research the specific bit for your specific job. It could all depend on the type of cut you're looking for or the type of material you're cutting into.
Source by William Ringel