8 Great Reasons to Own a Plunge Router

Still loyal to a fixed-base router? Here are 8 great reasons why a plunge router is more versatile.



Plunge Router
Plunge routers go where no other router can.
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Routers and Router Tables
“Routers and Router Tables” is a must-have book for all woodworkers, regardless of skill level. It covers everything a woodworker needs to know about these important tools.
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Jigs
A plunge router is a must when it comes to sophisticated jigs for making joints.
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Template Routing
Template routing with guide bushings is trouble-free when you use a plunge router.
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Inlay Work
The plunge router is ideally suited for stringing and delicate inlay work, often called captured inlay, because the plunge mechanism allows a smooth entrance and exit from the cut.
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Inlay Grooves
This is one operation you definitely want to get right the first time, and a plunge router is the surest way to get the job done well.
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Mill Stopped Grooves
There’s no better way to mill stopped grooves and flutes than by using a plunge router.
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Bit Protection
One advantage a plunge router has over a fixed-base model is bit protection.
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Fine Adjustments
Micro-adjustable depth knobs make fine-tuning a plunge router simple.
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Cutters
Side cutters and top and bottom cutters
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Cutting Mortises
Cutting mortises is much easier with a plunge router than with a fixed-base model.
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Straight Bits
Plunge-cutting straight bits have bottom cutters that allow the bit to bore a hole as it is plunged into the work.
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Specialized Bits
Some popular bits are best used with a plunge router.
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