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Ron Fox / Ben Plewes  |  Nov 06, 2009  |  0 comments
In the first instalment of Ron Fox's Introduction to Routers, Ron takes a good look at the mid-sized router and shares some valuable information on selecting the right model for the type of work that you do.
Ron Fox / Ben Plewes  |  Nov 05, 2009  |  0 comments
Using Trend's T5 router as a starting point, Ron takes an in-depth look at the different elements that make up the modern router. There is more to the router than you might think and Ron doesn't miss a beat here. This episode covers switches, plunge depth and the little known about and often under utilised fine height adjuster that is available for some routers.s.
Ron Fox / Ben Plewes  |  Nov 04, 2009  |  0 comments
In this video Ron discusses the various accessories you can expect to make use of with your router. Ron also goes into some detail on how to get the best out of the fine adjustment mechanism that is included with some fences. In addition, Ron explains guide bushes and their use then finishes up with a look at dust extraction.
Ron Fox / Ben Plewes  |  Nov 03, 2009  |  0 comments
Ron takes an in-depth look at one of his favourite routers, the Dewalt 621K.
Ron Fox / Ben Plewes  |  Nov 02, 2009  |  0 comments
Now for in-depth look at one of the most important but underrated areas of the router – the collet. First, Ron discusses what to look for in a quality collet so that you can quickly identify what's worth having over what's not. Ron then progresses to a demonstration of how to avoid all sorts of problems when setting the collet up in your router. 
Ron Fox / Ben Plewes  |  Nov 01, 2009  |  0 comments
In this installment Ron demonstrates the correct procedure for inserting and securing a cutter in the router before accurately setting the depth. Then, finally, removing the cutter from the router.
Andy Standing  |  Oct 11, 2008  |  0 comments
Feature Checklist Here’s a list of the features that you should expect to find on a good 24V combi.

Torque control The torque control ring sets the point at which the clutch in the machine disengages from the motor. It is used for screwdriving so that you do not drive your screws too deep. There are usually around 20 settings. The torque ring may also incorporate the hammer and drilling settings, or there may be a…

The Woodworker  |  Sep 02, 2008  |  0 comments
The words ‘cordless’ and ‘screwdriver’ may conjure up a vision of a small powerless tool with very limited capabilities, best suited to the occasional DIY task. The reality, however is different. Since the introduction of the first battery powered tools the technology has advanced beyond recognition and it’s now possible to produce compact and convenient tools with powerful performance and innovative features. The…

Andy Standing  |  Jul 25, 2007  |  0 comments
Saftey Cordless drills are generally fairly safe tools. Assuming that you can avoid drilling holes in yourself, the main hazards are encountered when drilling into walls.

• Always make sure that you will not hit a mains cable, water pipe or similar obstruction. If in doubt, don’t drill. Use an electronic detector to verify the position of any hazard.

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