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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 ask us to sharpen it as often the two flutes do not follow the same path and damage our diamond grinding wheels - Ian is always happy to inspect routers and advise you if they are worth sharpening.

If your router is damaged we will normally grind out all of the damage. Sometimes this will seriously reduce the life of the tool. If this is the case we will leave little amounts of damage in the tool providing it is not in the same place on both flutes so each flute will clean the opposite one up when used. Talk to Ian when you give him the router if you have any questions about this.

Categories: Routers