Learn how to use the router with confidence during this one-day intensive class, covering all the important and useful capabilities of this versatile woodworking tool. David will teach and guide you through different techniques giving you the knowledge that only hands-on experience can give. If you already have a router and want to know how to use it safely or are wondering what sort of Router you should buy, this class is dedicated to this amazing piece of equipment. Content score (practical/info-theory): 5/5 Router Basics • Features of the router • Depth setting and adjustments • Shank sizes and inserts • Speed control and why you need it • Router direction and safety • Router joinery • Dust extraction • Looking after your router and cutters Router Accessories • The fence and how to use it • Router bases • Collars and Bushes • Collet extensions and sleeves • Plates and trammels • Making Jigs and Jig Accessories • Straight edge guides Router Bits • Straight cutting bits • Profiling bits • Bearing guided cutters • Speciality bits Router Tables • Safe working practices particular to tables • Mounting the router in a table • Mounting plates, Fences and Mitre slots • Advanced techniques (Plunge cuts, Rebates, Dados and Grooves) • Setting up depth adjustment in the table • The benefits of height adjustable plates • Table designs - Should I buy it or make it? Course located in Surrey.

What's included in the price?

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time, parking is available on the driveway. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. There is no lunch provided so bring your own or there is a local shop 1 min drive away. The local train station is approx 10 mins walk and parking is available at the workshop.


7½ hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Great British Woodshop

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
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Cherry Lodge, Oakcroft Rd, Oakcroft Rd, West Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 6JH