A router is a power tool with a flat base and rotating blade.
The spindle may be driven by an electric motor or by a pneumatic motor. Used most often in woodworking. Handheld or affixed to the router table.
Some woodworkers consider a router one of the most useful power tools.
There are several types of routers available in the market –
- Plunge routers
- Fixed base wood routers
- Combo routers
- Variable speed routers
- Laminate trimmer
- CNC wood routers
Apart from the main tool, you may want to buy a few additional accessories to improve the accuracy, efficiency or speed of your work.
Apart from the type of work, price is also an important consideration for buying a router. In case you are not a heavy user and need it for occasional work, you may go for compact or lower budget options
CNC routers are expensive, but cheaper options such 4×8 CNC routers are also available in the market.
If you are looking to buy a router, do check our detailed reviews of individual router models to help you make a decision.