Handheld Router

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Handheld Router.

A handheld router is a machine that works similarly to a CNC and chisels away unwanted pieces of material. The height of the router bit can be manually adjusted. Bits are shaped differently depending on the job, such as if a joint is being created. When the device is not mounted, it may be difficult to make clean cuts.

Safety Instructions


  • Always wear eye protection and ear protection is recommended for extended sessions.
  • Make sure items such as hair and hoodie strings are tied up or put away, as they may get caught in a spinning bit.
  • Check for and remove any nails and screws.
  • Secure the material.
  • Adjust the height of the bit as desired.

Active Use

  • Let the bit reach full speed before attempting to make any cuts.
  • Always hold the tool firmly with both hands, as it can be difficult to control.
  • Do not force the bit to make a cut if you experience resistance. Instead, consider changing bits.
  • When done, make sure the bit has stopped before putting the tool down.