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Used for beading, routing, grooving, fluting and many types of decorative carving that could take hours to do by hand. Achieve different shapes of cuts by using different shaped bits.
Has a motor that raises and lowers with a rack and pinion and a bit that protrudes at a set depth.
Most economical type of router and highly portable.
Standard and light-duty routers have 1/3 to 1/2 hp motors; commercial heavy-duty routers are 3/4 hp and higher.