Basic Router Techniques | Newbie

Basic Router Techniques | Newbie

This video is the follow up to my basic router video (link below). Here we are covering 4 basic router techniques: edge routing, plunge cuts, surface routing, and flush trimming.

How To Use A Router Video:

PORTER-CABLE Fixed Router and Plunge Base Kit:
STRAIGHT EDGE GUIDE (they don’t sell my anymore):

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#basicroutertechniques #router101 #woodworking


  1. Andrew Brace on April 20, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Very clear and understandable instructions, 👌🏼

  2. Adam Brant on April 20, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    This channel is so well produced! I work in film sooooo is pretty picky haha SO HYPED ON THIS!!!

  3. I_L1ke_Fire on April 20, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    My father and I had planned on combining his master carpentry skills with my metal working. I start machining and gunsmithing school this fall and sadly I inherited his tools before we got the chance to combine those skills. So, this being one of the many carpentry tools I’ve never used I find these basic information videos very helpful. Short, sweet and to the point.

  4. Ruckreah on April 20, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    It’s now midnight. I should of went to sleep 2 hours ago, but I can’t stop watching. Thanks!

  5. jimisat12 on April 20, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks so much for these videos! I would love to know more about using a router table.

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  7. Davy Crockett on April 20, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you! I love the fact u didn’t turn this into a 10 min video. You explain everything simple and straight to the point. I just finished a 12 min video and was still scratching my head. I hit the 👍s up and subscribed. Hopefully the rest of ur videos are uniquely the same.

  8. Mario Gomez on April 20, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    I am new to the router world and wanting to learn as much as possible. I’ve since picked up a Makita trim router kit and a Porter Cable router kit. I know there is so much you can do with a router.
    So I just found your YouTube videos and really enjoy learning from them.
    I do have so many questions and just don’t know where to start. If possible it would really be helpful to chat. Thanks Mario

  9. Ton Boy on April 20, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Just found this channel – brilliant no nonsense information thank you – no ads even better

  10. L Bandara on April 20, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I recently fell in love with wood working and now writing my tool list to buy. I learn a lot from you here, thank you !!!

  11. Gerald Davis on April 20, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Very helpful. Thanks.

  12. Milton Leite on April 20, 2022 at 6:17 pm

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  13. wolf worrier on April 20, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    I love listenning to you .i would love to be a proffesional like you

  14. John Walker on April 20, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    One new subscriber.
    I like the straightforward efficient delivery.

  15. meatloaf921 on April 20, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Can you use a plunge router for edge routing?

  16. Elton Carvalho on April 20, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    More classes about stairs pleaseeee

  17. Norman Cruz on April 20, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Hi, im a newbie and i just bought a palm router/trimmer and i tried carving my name on a reclaim pine using a straight bit but sometimes while carving, it kicksback destroying some of my carved letters. What maybe the problem? Help me avoid this please 😀 thank u

  18. jose arango on April 20, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Hi , I’m beginning in carpentry, I by, my Reuter Bosh, 1/4”, Im suscribe, on your Chanel, please for me is very important to know the function all bits, and that quality is good for me, and I have a question for you, i want to by another Reuter 1/2”, because I want to practice with hardwood for building cabinets doors etcétera, your believe it’s good or not, thanks, sorry for my English, because never I coming to learn in to the school. Again thanks

  19. Terry Richards on April 20, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    I like the way you speak, it’s clear straight to the point and no loud music! Thanks!

  20. Matthew Gibson on April 20, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Right to left, right?

  21. Francois Gerbus Maass on April 20, 2022 at 6:32 pm


  22. budiana marco on April 20, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks for your info, it great valueable for me as beginner, please make long video duration jow use router bit as well and proper way, great thanks from me , in indonesia far away from U.

  23. Jennifer Defoor on April 20, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I’m new to this channel. The only experience I have with woodworking was from junior high shop class (too many years ago) and I always wanted to learn and try. Even though some tools intimidate me. But with your tutorials I feel like I’m getting a clear lesson on techniques. You have a new subscriber!! FYI I’ve been binge watching your channel since 3am 🙂

  24. mgnoodle on April 20, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    I know this sounds dumb but do flush bits come in different lengths? I’m new to wood working and routing

  25. Jonny DIY on April 20, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing. What brand bits do you recommend 🤔

  26. John Lambe on April 20, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Always wanted to get into woodwork. Now I’ve taken early retirement I have loads of time on my hands and gathering tools like mad. Love your videos and are so easy to follow. Just subscribed.

  27. Crafty Chi Nurse on April 20, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Yes, I would like to know how they work in a router table, please.

  28. Alimran Somrat on April 20, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Okay Thank YoU Lex Luthor

  29. Maff Atoo on April 20, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Such a helpful video, thanks man 👍

  30. Truth Seeker on April 20, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Thank You, this was very helpful for a beginner like me!

  31. Steven Richardson on April 20, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Is there a way to get the router edge effect without an electric router?

  32. Martin G on April 20, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Glad I found your channel!

  33. tom mcnally on April 20, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Very informative, to the point

  34. Zahid Khan on April 20, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    good tips thanks

  35. Mubbat Shah on April 20, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    I am new subscriber
    Well done
    So helpful videos
    I likes your videos and also your shirts

  36. don bayan on April 20, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Very good instructional videos. I just subscribed. I got my first router; I’m sure to keep coming back to your wood routing videos; thanks a lot for making and sharing them.

  37. Paul Norris on April 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Simple mistake but – Against the rotation is Anti – clockwise! 😬

  38. Charles Fedorka on April 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Very informative. I like the way you provide knowledge with repetitiveness. You pinpoint and offer suggestions as you move through the video. It is easier for me to learn this way. Thank you, and well done.

  39. igi tsygy on April 20, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    I use to put a piece of plastic tube (snug fit) on the bearing for first pass with that edge beading bit. Or bigger bearing.

  40. Paul Beaver on April 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    I need to cut a circular groove (to fit over the opening of a barrel). What would be the best but to use?
    And btw I really like your presentation. Very easy to follow your explanations. Keep making videos 👍🏽

  41. Ivan Nightingale on April 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Great tips

  42. C8 Vetteman on April 20, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Good stuff.

  43. Salman Al kaabi on April 20, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you for your video.
    I’m having a problem that the wood piece got little burned, how can I solve this problem?
    Or It can be normal?

  44. Lester E. Ryals Sr. on April 20, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Would love to see more on the router table techniques.

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  46. Shaik Sarmath on April 20, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Which bit is suitable to make a 8inch hole in a plywood? And do u have any tutorial on cutting hole using palm router!

  47. Zoe Higel on April 20, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    I’m getting ready to use my handheld router for the first time to do a round over. The grain direction is a problem because this is an oval and it’s laminated wood so the grains are going all different directions. How do I do that safely?

  48. alan morgan on April 20, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Can you show how to flush fit a speaker please, I’m doing a project on a speaker build and got the measurement wrong for a 6.5 speaker.