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Router Tricks for Trim

Armed with two routers and three bits, an experienced carpenter shares five problem-solving tips for trim, cabinets, doors, and stairs

Veteran builder Gary Striegler is fond of his assortment of tools, including his collection of routers. For Striegler, a router is a key way to expedite tasks that would take much more time and effort when done with other tools. In this article, Striegler offers advice on using a router to patch a blowout on trim after it has been installed; making dentil molding on site; trimming a cabinet face frame in place; mortising door hardware with simple jigs; and housing treads in skirtboards for tight joints. Striegler also includes information on the three router bits that he uses the most: pattern, flush trim, and dado.

Router Tricks for Trim

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