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Does resin build-up matter?

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 5:40 AM

Yes, it does !

Resin comes from natural timbers, especially softwoods and will stick to your routers. This is more likely to happen if surfaces are pitted or scratched, which is caused by the use of coarse wire wool or stiff brushes. Scraping with a metal blade will also cause deep scratches that allow resin to adhere.

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Is it worth sharpening my router?

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 5:25 AM

This depends on the quality of your router, how many times it has been sharpened before and how damaged it is.

I would always recommend buying a good quality router that is durable and can be re-sharpened economically. You won't go far wrong with Trend or Titman routers. However, if you need to use the router on recycled wood, then maybe you need to think about something from an economy range - just don't a...

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