Router 101: Router basics for absolute, total beginning woodworkers.

Router 101: Router basics for absolute, total beginning woodworkers.

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An introduction to the woodworking router. The router is probably the second most important power tool for a woodworking shop. In this video, I’ll go over the basics and get you up to speed quickly. After watching this video, see part 2: Your first router project: http://youtu.be/RmyytuR-iVE

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50 Comments

  1. Daniel B on July 5, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Damn Steve you were wild back in the day



  2. Jason C. on July 5, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Dado, Chamfer, profile, bevel, rabbet, round over, glue joint, dove tail, vee, etc. You can do it all with a router.



  3. Michael Mercier on July 5, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Could you be more obnoxious with your presentation?



  4. Stephen Eurosailor on July 5, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Very Good demonstration πŸ‘



  5. Sahibzada Zakiuddin on July 5, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Sorry man i couldn’t focus on the video.. I just kept thinking you look familiar.. I think you look part Hugh Laurie and part John Malkovich..



  6. Richard parnell on July 5, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Good to see YouTube is listening tentatively to my personal conversation.



  7. Hunter Hawk on July 5, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    I hope he knows that his videos 10 years later are helping out hundreds of highschool construction and wood working classes everywhere πŸ™‚



  8. Mike Kalish on July 5, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    If you’re a beginner like me, this guy is by far the best to learn from. There are lots of good woodworkers on YouTube, but no one focuses on beginners like Ramsey. I’m just finishing his Weekend Woodworker course. Eight weeks ago I had never in my life cut a piece of wood with a power tool. Now I’m making furniture that we’re actually using….. 100% thanks to Steve Ramsey.



  9. Brian Herron on July 5, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Wow! No fuss, no muss! Great video! I’ve never used a router and got one from a friend who wasn’t using it anymore. I started making clocks and I think this will help with that, aside from my "dremel" tool.
    Thanks!



  10. Stephen Pell on July 5, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    How do you get a router bit to do edge work with a 2 x 8 board that will be a table top? Thanks



  11. PUBLICIDAD ECOS on July 5, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    As always, !!Great tutorials and videos!!

    I just bought a router and a table just like that… but I don’t know what are for, or how to set the silver rings with orange measurements that the Router as on it, maybe you can give me a tip?… Thanks and greetings from Mexico.



  12. Regional Pro on July 5, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    Dint see the rooter work



  13. len burlingame on July 5, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Excellent video!



  14. Nolan Bayer on July 5, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Watching this for the first time 10 years after it was published and it’s still super helpful.



  15. vivian braun on July 5, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you soo much. I just bought a used router the previous owner built a table and you video was very helpful. I enjoyed watching your video



  16. Life is good on July 5, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    good info, bad definition! Thanks anyway!!!



  17. The Coulter Cluster on July 5, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Great as always Steve, but im glad you have adapted to the way YouTube is nowadays. I’ll keep watching as long as you keep making. Loving the podcasts! Keep it up!



  18. Alex N on July 5, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    At 7:06 he glazes over 20 minutes of trying to line up the holes and screwing the router into the table while swearing non-stop.



  19. Neopsycho on July 5, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    hey man, thanks for your videos.



  20. Sadface on July 5, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Lol, vintage Steve comes at you at a million miles per hour



  21. jeffs1000 on July 5, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    so glad that Steve stopped consuming so many Monster drinks. That shit is bad for you.



  22. Miss Kelli on July 5, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Was on the fence about a router, now I must get one. Thanks!



  23. Martyn Lee on July 5, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    I didn’t know Hugh Laurie gave up on his medical profession to pursue woodworking.



  24. mateo branca on July 5, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    10 years ago wow



  25. Gabriel Lucero on July 5, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    What size shank does that router use?



  26. Philipp GrΓΌnert on July 5, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Perfect explanation as far as I am concerned. Thanks for this video



  27. Carl Zorro on July 5, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    At 3:30 That template guide does it screws on to the router or base plate?



  28. Peter Donnell on July 5, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    A little too in my face, sorry lol



  29. Shavonne on July 5, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    great video!



  30. F Alba on July 5, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Steve! Looks like 10 years ago you had 1% Oscar the Grouch DNA πŸ˜‚
    Your channel is the best



  31. Ginger Robinson on July 5, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Oh, my! Your editing and presentation skills have much improved since this video. A little hard to watch.



  32. TheSquidworm on July 5, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    This was great. Really helped more than the others I’ve seen that glossed over the detail. I’d like to know more about clamping and stabilising the work piece when you’re without a router table



  33. databang on July 5, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Switch to decaf, dude.



  34. Barbara Ward on July 5, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Wow! This is exactly what I needed to start! No BS, covers everything…great! Thanks.



  35. Kody Murray on July 5, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Take a shot every time he says router.



  36. Jahtiba Collins on July 5, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    I always appreciate your videos Steve, thank you for making woodworking approachable. Also, really cool to see an early video compared to where you are now



  37. HardTrail Rider on July 5, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    my router bit is bit tilted. When I drill a hole, its not coming straight down. how to correct the bit angle perpendicular to routing surface? I am using Bosche GOF130



  38. Nicola - on July 5, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Amen. Finally something for people who know nothing about woodworking, with no assumed knowledge. Thank you πŸ™



  39. After Burner on July 5, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Great vid! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘



  40. Jonny DIY on July 5, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Lol Steve in this one reminds me of that crazy guy who wore the Question mark ? suit in all those wacky commercials in the 90s, talking about free money or something πŸ˜‚πŸ’•πŸ‘



  41. Isaac Wolowik on July 5, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks. Very helpful.



  42. Carl Zorro on July 5, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Dang, no answer back πŸ™



  43. Drevilsea on July 5, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks that was really helpful



  44. A Rom on July 5, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Love this old video but it triggered my ADHD LOL πŸ˜†



  45. Benjamin Zhou on July 5, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    thanks for the great intro video and lecture Steve! Good to hear that a hand router can be installed on a router table. I had the wrong impression that a router table needs a different kind of router. But as a beginner, I’d like to learn how to do that. Do you have a video on that?



  46. jimvonbaden1 on July 5, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Not a fan of the in your face style. Distracts from the point.



  47. Cornelius Agrippa on July 5, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    I would love a tutorial on clamping wood for different operations, not all of us have big tables and pro clamps, I would love to know what are the best clamps to buy etc, at least this part for me is the most challenging, maybe others are the same?



  48. Bernard Douthit on July 5, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Steve – This is great! I’ve been watching a bunch of your newer videos, 2019 and later and you definitely have calmed down a bit and you definitely do fewer closeups. Your energy is great, I’d give you an 11 out of 10 in this video. Did you switch to decaf? Lol. One question – I bought a Kobalt router & table combo from Lowe’s – great price, $130. I’m planning on using the router to create mortises for hinges and the depth adjustment is a bit of a mystery. It also seems to have 2-3 different ways of locking/setting the height. The controls on it are okay, but not super smooth. I’m wondering if it might be better to take it back and get a Bosch router. Any thoughts on Kobalt, Bosch or other routers would be very helpful.



  49. Broski on July 5, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Steve did a few lines of blow before making this video.



  50. N. Victor Benefit on July 5, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Steve has really calmed down over the yearsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚