Router Day


Router Day

Learn how to use a router with confidence during this one-day intensive class, covering basics, accessories, bits, and router tables. All equipment is provided but if you have your own router and bits please bring them with you to get the most out of your power tool.

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.

The Router is one of those tools that tends to give people pause for thought, it can be as intimidating as it is worth its weight in gold. David will teach and guide you through all the different operational 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 particularly with 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?

General information for your visit.

Please wear clothes suitable for dusty work, sensible shoes and your own lunch. There is a local shop nearby if you wish to buy lunch or you can bring a packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee is provided throughout the day.

If you have some of your own tools and would like to learn how to use them properly, then you are welcome to bring them and use them on the course. We have a fully equipped workshop so there is no need to bring anything, but some students like to bring their own.


Starts: 09:30 AM
Ends: 05:00 PM

Location: Cherry Lodge, Oakcroft Rd West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 6JH

DAY CLASS BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE Learn how to use the router with confidence during this one-day intensive class, covering basics, accessories, bits, and router tables and safety.

Ticket Information

Router day class, 10th August 2024, 9.30am-5.00pm
Router day class, 19th July 2024, 9.30am-5.00pm
Router day class, 27th September 2024, 9.30am-5.00pm
Router day class, 5th June 2024, 9.30am-5.00pm
Sales Ended: 4 June 2024 12:00 AM
Router day class, 4th July 2024, 9.30am-5.00pm

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"Great course : A Day with a Router. The whole day went very smoothly and I was not disappointed in the slightest. Full of content and quite a tiring day. We covered all aspects of routing with particular attention to safety - a huge must! For me the routing table and free hand was excellent. Full hands-on with every question answered clearly. I would certainly go back for another course. Congratulations David and Thank-you. Andy W"
Andy W
Router Day
"Just had a day with David on his How to Use a Router Class. The day was excellent with David making sure that he knew what each of us might want to get from the class. He took us from basics (including the very important safety aspects) through to producing some very hands on and satisfying router work. He took time to make sure that we all understood each aspect and covered a wide range of topics including what type of router to consider buying, the benefits of a router table, and considerations around bits and other accessories. I can thoroughly recommend David and this course."
Glenn Burton
Router Day
"Very useful day. David was patient and thorough with time for everyone. We tried several different routers. Now itching to buy one !"
Ian Holloway
Router Day