A router is a tool used to hollow out an area in the face of the working stock (wood, plastic, other material). Small hand-held routers use a spinning cylindrical blade, similar to a drill bit, to cut out the material. The spindle bit spins at a very high speed, around 25,000 rpm. Some routers have bits that can handle more than 20 hp, compared to 3000 rpm for a milling machine or a few hundred rpm for a drill. The most common use for a traditional router is working on wood and plastics, such as...
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