Cut perfect circles with a router compass

Most handymen think of routers as primarily tools for cutting decorative profiles or perhaps an occasional dado or rabbet. But they can also be very effective tools for cutting stock to size, and shape. When the fight bits and techniques are used, they produce extremely clean edges that often require no sanding.

If you need to cut a square workpiece into a circular shape, a router compass is an excellent choice. Simply secure the router base to the wide end of the compass, set the adjustable center pin to the desired radius of the cut, and secure the pin at the center of the circle. For best results, make the cut in several passes of increasing depth. A single-flute straight bit or a spiral upcut bit can he used to remove large amounts of waste in the cutting area, without bogging down.

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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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