50 Comments

  1. Gregg Pospiel on November 11, 2022 at 4:24 am

    thanks, great video and tips, I just built my first workbench and just got my first router and jigsaw from the amazon drone LOL, both by Bosch. I’m planning to learn guitar and mandolin building and repair and need all the help I can get. My grandmothers family made musical instruments back in Calabria in the early 1900’s, Unfortunately I never got to see any of them but I want to try and carry on the tradition in her memory.



  2. Dan Wiggin on November 11, 2022 at 4:24 am

    I know I’m late to the party but I love it. Routers are magical. Let a woodworker show you though.



  3. Phil Uniacke on November 11, 2022 at 4:25 am

    Subbed purely for the Metallica tune 🀘🏼🀘🏼



  4. Stephen Standirdge on November 11, 2022 at 4:27 am

    It’s nice to have a full-size router, but I have used a trim router to round over the edge of boards for years it has always done the job. But I also have a router table for larger bits like for making cabinet doors.



  5. Vonnie Berry on November 11, 2022 at 4:31 am

    I have recently started woodworking, I really enjoy it. I want round edges on my chair arms and also would like to engrave designs on some of my projects and also to get a professional look.



  6. Hobby Organist on November 11, 2022 at 4:31 am

    I have that same router, the kit with the plunge base, great deal!
    I usually do a light climb cut first, because if you try cutting with the forward direction of the arrow all in one pass you very often can tear a chunk right out if the grain in the board happens to angle towards the edge.
    Another option is use a larger bearing first, then switch to the smaller bearing and do it in 2 passes if there’s any doubt about the grain direction.
    That bearing people have to make sure will ride on the edge of the board, if it’s too low or high there’s little to stop it from digging right into the board.
    Those bearings need to be checked a lot and lubricated, because they DO come apart, the bearings inside are so tiny, that when they wear out or burn up the whole thing comes apart and you might not even notice until your cut edge suddenly starts veering off into the board ruining it, keep them lubed, let the bearing cool between cuts, dont really PUSH hard against it either. The holding screw can also come loose so make sure its TIGHT!



  7. Backtatt on November 11, 2022 at 4:31 am

    Thanks Vince



  8. Saul on November 11, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Fortnite gaming will never be the same!



  9. Jay Jay on November 11, 2022 at 4:35 am

    I’m not sure where there are to take him serious or watt this was cringe worthy omg lol wow



  10. Cornelius Agrippa on November 11, 2022 at 4:35 am

    First time you use a router, its a scary tool, there is so much power close to your hands and face, but keep a firm grip and go steady and you soon build confidence.



  11. Brian V. Edelen on November 11, 2022 at 4:36 am

    Great job



  12. Alex on November 11, 2022 at 4:37 am

    Just a quick note, make sure to route in the OPPOSITE direction that the router bit spins, unlike explained in this video. There is a time and place to climb cut (routing in the same direction) but do not follow the arrow on the router – VCG, you should correct that in the video.



  13. Ren3 on November 11, 2022 at 4:38 am

    is there a possibility of kickback with a router, particularly when installed into a router table? are they as dangerous as tablesaw kickbacks?



  14. paul on November 11, 2022 at 4:38 am

    Thanks for sharing great advice can I ask I have melamine board can I router it without it chipping



  15. M L on November 11, 2022 at 4:39 am

    The place I come to when I need to learn something my father didn’t teach me πŸ˜‚. Appreciate it man



  16. Paul Sanabria on November 11, 2022 at 4:39 am

    I just want to say …that’s a nice piece of trim.. Thanks for the video. The kids in my group will be watching this soon. Will post it on Instagram when we do. Then I’ll ask them what they want for the next educational tool video.



  17. kenn1936 on November 11, 2022 at 4:40 am

    Thank you so much for doing this video/demonstration. I only have one query – it looks like when you did the test part, you were moving forward and then backward? I got a bit confused with that.



  18. JOSE GUEVARA on November 11, 2022 at 4:41 am

    Very nice….



  19. humberto garcia on November 11, 2022 at 4:43 am

    Great, thanks!



  20. Zulfikar Zulfikar on November 11, 2022 at 4:45 am

    To much talking



  21. Matt Moffat on November 11, 2022 at 4:45 am

    you say "you’re going to wanna make sure you’re cutting IN the direction this arrow (on the base) is telling you". Wrong – unless climb cutting.
    The arrow relates to the direction of spin, you cut the other way….
    You actually then cut the other way…



  22. Shelley Thibedeau on November 11, 2022 at 4:45 am

    So helpful! Thanks so much!



  23. Herre HHH on November 11, 2022 at 4:47 am

    Thank you for sharing!



  24. Jeremiah Sandstrom on November 11, 2022 at 4:47 am

    I also want to say thank you! That was informative πŸ‘



  25. Musphere Brah on November 11, 2022 at 4:47 am

    Sir may i asked what tricks dk you used in champerinf a wood opposite to the direction on grain with no choise of doing it..



  26. Peter Michael Basmajian on November 11, 2022 at 4:48 am

    Great job man!



  27. richard lundy on November 11, 2022 at 4:52 am

    Thank you for taking time to share. Us beginners need all the help we can get. You are the best. A+



  28. Andres Hernandez on November 11, 2022 at 4:52 am

    Thanks for the tutorial! Btw, it was smashed faster than your blink of your eye!



  29. Vern Spence on November 11, 2022 at 4:53 am

    I really enjoyed your show on using a router. You did a masterful job on getting the average person to learn how to use the router. Thank you



  30. Vardikar on November 11, 2022 at 4:53 am

    Dude 8 min in and he hasn’t even shown me how to use the router.. Don’t waste your time just go to another video!



  31. Patrick Lawler on November 11, 2022 at 4:55 am

    some kinda nice!



  32. The Andrews on November 11, 2022 at 4:56 am

    Just got a router and your video DID subdue my concerns. Got to work safe to make gifts for my granddaughter for years to come. Thanks guys. Merry Christmas 2021!



  33. 1steelcobra on November 11, 2022 at 4:58 am

    You should generally set the speed to the recommended speed for the bit, "turn it all the way up" will wear out your router bits a lot faster because they’re overheating.



  34. Greatest Ever on November 11, 2022 at 4:58 am

    Get yourself a skil, the router is a base router 10amp lowes has a nice deal on them this year



  35. greenhorighzonz on November 11, 2022 at 5:02 am

    funny how the roundover bit helps are always left with such choppy profiles… ur sander must get its workout



  36. Alias Imondi on November 11, 2022 at 5:03 am

    Cool video but don’t force the smile. Be you.



  37. Ruben Vargas on November 11, 2022 at 5:04 am

    What a stupid video



  38. Dave CGS on November 11, 2022 at 5:05 am

    Vince, great video but a few thoughts. The reason why you loop the cord over your shoulder is to avoid the cord potentially being chewed up by the router – it happened once to me. It’s kind of terrifying when your router sparks because the cord got caught. I do that for that reason. Second, you do the direction of the arrow to avoid having the router take off on you. That’s incredibly dangerous esp. with 3hp routers. Finally, I always use a test piece instead of the actual piece when I do router work but those are my thoughts.



  39. Walt O'Bringer on November 11, 2022 at 5:06 am

    I’ve never used one… but I will.



  40. CrossFitConfessions on November 11, 2022 at 5:07 am

    Vince and VCG does some of the BEST videos for beginners and test for tradesmen.



  41. Andre Noble on November 11, 2022 at 5:07 am

    I think builders and construction workers are amazing service workers when you think about it.



  42. Craig Nichols on November 11, 2022 at 5:08 am

    Thank you very much for keeping it super simple!



  43. johnairborne173rd on November 11, 2022 at 5:09 am

    This video helped me out a lot thank you very much very well explained thank you



  44. oracle wisdom on November 11, 2022 at 5:10 am

    can u go around corners?



  45. Scott Darrow on November 11, 2022 at 5:11 am

    Thanks Vince. Good introduction. Shopping for my 1st router. I’ll be looking at larger units than I previously have. If you happen to see this could you recommend a couple of models? I understand this video was made quite some time ago so I get it if you don’t see this comment. God Speed. ScottyD



  46. Kirk Muffie on November 11, 2022 at 5:11 am

    Nice. Found you again! Somehow my sub got messed up. Just got a new router and I needed you Vic! Lol



  47. Romelia Polly on November 11, 2022 at 5:11 am

    I think I’ll do it myself this week. I just got instructions from Woodglut and I’m ready for it: D



  48. Breaky0self44 on November 11, 2022 at 5:12 am

    Awesome video



  49. musicgirlsuz on November 11, 2022 at 5:12 am

    Thanks for the router video. I’m currently turning an acoustic Baby Grand Piano into a Digital one by installing a Digital keyboard into the shell of an early 1900s Baby Grand piano. However, I’m remaking the Fallboard because the Digital Keyboard is deeper than the original keyboard so the old Fallboard doesn’t fit. Anyway, I’m no carpenter but I am able to pull things off sometimes. Your video is going to help me as I wanted to round over the front edge of my Fallboard. I’m hoping to learn how to use the router for more things as well. I may not be a newby to power tools but I still learn more with every project I do.
    Thank you again. Having professionals like you who are willing to help those of us who want to learn how to diy is such an awesome thing and so generous of you to share your knowledge and skill.



  50. ForeIndication on November 11, 2022 at 5:16 am

    Great demo thank you, the edge guide would be another great demo for us n00bs : ). Keep up the great work.