All You Need To Know About Wood Routers

Wood router with bits

A router is an incredibly versatile tool. Routers can be used for many more purposes than just rounding edges. With enough skill, a router can be used to create perfect dovetails, rabbets, dadoes, and even intricate decorative patterns.

You will certainly find a use for a good wood router, regardless of your level of woodworking skill. This page was created to serve you as a go-to resource for router-related knowledge.

Fixed Base vs Plunge Base Routers
Do you know the difference between plunge base and fixed base routers? Read this article to learn what the main differences are between the two and find out which is better suited for your needs.
In-Depth Review & Top Picks
If you are looking to buy a wood router then read my buying guide first. This article will show you what to look for when buying a router. I also review the highest-rated routers from manufacturers like Bosch, DEWALT, Makita and more. Which brand takes the #1 spot? Read the review to find out.
Budget Picks
A router is not the most important tool in the hierarchy of woodworking power tools. For that reason, many woodworkers decide to opt for a budget option. If that's you then I've got you covered. Check out this guide to discover budget routers that are worth your hard-earned money.

More Reviews & How-To Guides

There are quite a few articles about wood routers that I’ve written so far. For your convenience, I have arranged them for you here.